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Bobbie Gentry's Ode to Billie Joe

Tara Murtha

Tara Murtha is a journalist based in Philadelphia, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2014

33 1/3 Books

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...July, 1967: It seems the entire country stopped to listen to a husky voice steeped in the simmering secrets of the South tell a tragic tale of teenage suicide. So much for the Summer of Love. Ode to Billie Joe knocked the Beatles’ “All You...
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...In the late 1960s and early 1970s focus on singer-songwriters, Bobbie Gentry emerged as one of the first females to achieve broad success within the country music idiom. Born in 1944 in Chickasaw County, Mississippi, Gentry was raised...