About Bobby gentry
Roberta Streeter was born July 27, 1944 in Chickasaw County, Mississippi. She is best known for her 1967 chart topping hit, "Ode To Billie Joe." But, Bobbie Gentry sang that song, you say? You're absolutely correct. She took her stage name from the 1952 Charlton Heston/Jennifer Jones film Ruby Gentry. In the late 50's Bobbie and her family moved from Mississippi to Palm Springs, California. She taught herself to play piano as a youngster. Read more about Bobby Gentry on Last.fm.