Gene Watson Celebrates Bobbie Gentry’s 80th Birthday: Wednesday 27 July 2022

Gene Watson

On Wednesday 27 July 2022, Gene Watson celebrated Bobbie Gentry’s 80th birthday.

Bobbie Gentry: 'Ode To Billie Joe' (Capitol Records, 1967)

‘Happy Birthday to Bobbie Gentry today (Wednesday 27 July 2022) (80), so here’s her classic, ‘Ode To Billie Joe’…did we ever learn what they threw off the bridge?’

‚ÄĘ Gene Watson on Facebook

Bobbie Gentry

Bobbie Gentry recorded ‘Ode To Billie Joe’ (written by Bobbie Gentry) and included the track on ‘Ode To Billie Joe’ (Capitol Records, 1967); the track reached No.17 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1967, No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop music singles chart in 1967, No.4 on the Australian Go-Set Singles Chart in 1967, No.1 on the Canadian RPM Top Singles Chart in 1967, No.6 on the Ireland IRMA Singles Chart in 1967, No.3 on the New Zealand Listener Singles Chart in 1967, No.13 on the United Kingdom Singles Chart in 1967, No.7 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary Chart in 1967, and No.8 on the Billboard Hot Rhythm & Blues Singles Chart in 1967.