BBC Radio 2 - “Whatever Happened to Bobbie Gentry?”
May 14, 2012
Rosanne Cash presents a profile of one of the most gifted, and enigmatic, of all American singer-songwriters.
Best remembered these days - if at all - for one hit record, there was a lot more to the now rather neglected talent of Bobbie Gentry than the mysterious Ode To Billie Joe. At her peak in the late 1960s and early 1970s, she was a million-selling artist who topped the charts in both the US and the UK, headlined in Las Vegas where she befriended Elvis Presley & Tom Jones, and fronted her own television show for BBC 2.