Bobbie Gentry

Not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Eligible since: 1988 (The 1989 Induction Ceremony)

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Will Bobbie Gentry be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
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Yes, this trailblazer should be in the Rock&Roll Hall of Fame. Her monster #1 smash Ode to Billie Joe has been covered 200 times with 40 million in record sales. She was the first female artist ever to have a debut single and album go #1 pop. She was the first artist ever to have a #1 pop and country album. She is the ONLY FEMALE ARIST IN THE HISTORY OF THE BILLBOARD CHARTS to go top forty on the pop,country and r&b charts. Her range was breathtaking. She melted generes into her own sultry blues inspired style. She was a female artist writing,producing,publishing her own glorious songs in the 1960's. She charted eleven singles on the pop hot 100 1967-1976. Patsy Cline never had a gold record in her liftime. Bobbie Gentry would have three in the U.S by 1968 and several international monster hits as well. Today Lucinda Willams, Sheryl Crow, Roseanne Cash, Beth Ortin. Jill Solbule, Shania Twain and many others site her influence on the development of their own musical voices.

Posted by danielrdrown on Friday, 12.4.09 @ 08:11am


Anyone who doubts Bobbie Gentry's current influence needs to look at the monster sales of her classic song Fancy. Covered by artist as diverse as Geraldine Fibbers and Reba McEntire the song has generated over 15 million in record sales since 1990. Bobbie Gentry's entire Capitol catalog is now back in print and selling well world wide. A serious re-evaluation of this artist has taken place. Her BBC variety show 1968-1971 and four top forty U.K hits attest to her international following.

Posted by danielrdrown on Friday, 12.4.09 @ 08:45am


First of all, comparing her to Patsy Cline is absolutely ridiculous. Patsy Cline is an absolute legend in country music (the first female inductee into that HoF), and she continues to have enormous sales 46 years after her death. Although Gentry was one of the first women to write and produce her own albums, her body of work was never that strong, and even though she wrote "Fancy" and "Ode To Billy Joe", that's not enough to be seriously considered. I also think you're overstating her influence and international appeal.

If having four top forty hits in the U.K. is a measuring stick, then we should induct the Village People, too...

Posted by Gitarzan on Friday, 12.4.09 @ 17:07pm


And no, she's not the only female soloist to go Top 40 on the country, R&B, and Pop charts. Skeeter Davis did it with "End Of The World", which also made the AC charts, and to date, is the biggest crossover hit of all time, charting on those four of the major Billboard charts. I believe it went Top Ten on all four of those charts. Your information is wrong.

Posted by Philip on Friday, 12.4.09 @ 18:30pm


Philip...you're right, that song charted all over the place...just a monster hit. It's also been covered numerous times, the latest by Susan Boyle...from what I understand.

Roseanne Cash...whose father played the Hollywood Bowl with Patsy Cline...is a little (or a lot) more Cline than Gentry...

Posted by Gitarzan on Friday, 12.4.09 @ 19:00pm


Comparing End of the World with Ode to Billie Joe is the joke. O.T.B.J went #1 pop(four weeks) #17 country,#8r&b and #5 a.c. grammy hall of fame winner 1999.

Posted by Gentry Man on Sunday, 12.20.09 @ 22:20pm


You're right, comparing "Ode to Billie Joe" to "End of the World is a joke.compare your reasoning for "O.T.B.J." to this fact about the other;

The song has been covered by a number of artists on albums, including The Carpenters, Loretta Lynn, Herman's Hermits, Brenda Lee, Carola, Bobby Vinton, John Cougar Mellencamp, Johnny Mathis, Julie London, Eddy Arnold, Dottie West, Nancy Sinatra, Sonia Evans, Twiggy, Claudine Longet, Agnetha Fältskog (of ABBA fame), Rosie Flores, Patti Page, Anne Murray, Nina Gordon, Vonda Shepard, Exposé, The Vanguards, Leigh Nash, Brilliant, Lobo, Satoko Ishimine and others. In 2009, the song received new attention via a cover version by international Internet sensation Susan Boyle on her debut album, I Dreamed a Dream.

So, yes...I'd say comparing "Ode" to a song with that massive of appeal truly is a "joke"...

Posted by Gitarzan on Sunday, 12.20.09 @ 22:46pm


Ode to Billie Joe has been covered by Sheryl Crow, Ray Charles, Tina Turner, Tammy Wynette,Ella and Frank Sinatra, The Supremes, Chet Atkins ect... with over 50 covers still in print. Future rock&roll hall of fame musician King Curtis took his instrumental version to #6 r&b and #26 pop selling 750,0000 singles in 1967. Combined with Bobbie's 3.5 million singles and 1.5 million albums and four other charting versions of 1967 it was the #1 song of that great year. Rolling Stone named it as one of the top 500 songs of all time in 2001. Bob Dylan even wrote an answer song to it called Answer to Ode: Clothesline Saga .N.A.R.I.S showered the song with nine grammy nominations and four wins. Even the film version of the song was a smash in 1976 with a 50 million dollar box office.

Posted by Gentry Man on Sunday, 12.20.09 @ 23:49pm


Which basically means the song was bigger than the artist.

No to Bobbie Gentry. Even that song isn't and shouldn't be enough to get her inducted. Nothing to see here people, move along.

Posted by Philip on Monday, 12.21.09 @ 06:24am


Comparisons of one song aside, I still think the real low point was the Patsy Cline comparison...which Bobbie Gentry shouldn't even be mentioned in the same breath with her...she just wasn't that big of a star. She had one song of real note...period.

On the other hand, there are actually very few male country singers who enjoy Patsy Cline's legendary status. She had crossover hits, too. I don't think she'll ever be inducted into a "Rock & Roll Hall of Fame", though. We could just picture what she would say...

"Rock & Roll Hall of Fame??? Hell, I ain't no Rock singer, Hoss!!! Give it to someone who is!!!" (smile)

Posted by Gitarzan on Monday, 12.21.09 @ 07:39am


Whats all the fuss! Skeeter Davis and Bobbie Gentry were the only two women to go top forty on the pop,country and r&b charts. The point made about Patsy Cline's record sales is valid. Her catalog was in the dumps until the Loretta Lynn movie 'Coal Miners Daughter' The first Cline gold album came in the early 1980's and her husband Charley Dick stated the huge sales that followed was because of the buzz started from the Loretta Lynn bio-film. Gentry has self penned two modern classics.Ode to Billie Joe and Fancy. CMT named Fancy the #26th most popular country song of all time in 2000. Her duets album with Glen Campbell was a million selling smash, winning ACM album of the year honors and becoming the first country duets album to go gold. Clearly there is far more to Bobbie Gentry then her massive debut.

Posted by Skytorch on Monday, 12.21.09 @ 09:07am


The following will sum up why even remotely comparing Gentry to Cline is just ridiculous;

In 2002, Cline was voted by artists and members of the country music industry as number one on CMT's television special, The 40 Greatest Women of Country Music, and in 1999 she was voted number 11 on VH1's special The 100 Greatest Women in Rock and Roll by members and artists of the rock industry. According to her 1973 Country Music Hall of Fame plaque, "Her heritage of timeless recordings is testimony to her artistic capacity."

To my knowledge, Gentry wasn't listed on either of those lists. Furthermore, any Rolling Stone list isn't a reliable source for anything...they're full of guessing and bias.

Jill Sobule wrote a song that pretty much sums up Gentry...

"Where Is Bobbie Gentry?"

Posted by Gitarzan on Monday, 12.21.09 @ 11:16am


I agree this "LADY" is all music.. I doubt she will be in the RRHOF .. But she has more talent in her left tappin foot than most rock guitar players have in their right and left hand..Plus cross overs are a good thing for the RRHOF it creates a bigger swamp to pool from..
She ROCKS with a little bit of country.. {THE ROOTS OF ROCK are HEAVY IN COUNTRY}

Posted by mrxyz on Monday, 12.21.09 @ 11:31am


Well, mrxyz...she's probably more talented than you, anyway. Why does everything have to be a "dig" with you anyway? If a certain few started in on your knack for being clueless, you'd never come back to this site. The majority of statements that you make on this site tell me you know very little about popular music "outside of your own little world, anyway).

If you are so "in the loop" with music, maybe you should act like it...it's gotten to be very old...

Posted by Gitarzan on Monday, 12.21.09 @ 12:13pm


Well, mrxyz...she's probably more talented than you, anyway. Why does everything have to be a "dig" with you anyway? If a certain few started in on your knack for being clueless, you'd never come back to this site. The majority of statements that you make on this site tell me you know very little about popular music "outside of your own little world, anyway).

If you are so "in the loop" with music, maybe you should act like it...it's gotten to be very old...

Posted by Gitarzan on Monday, 12.21.09 @ 12:13pm
Gitarzan
I am sorry you feel that way... You seem like a swell fellow...You and a few others seem to know a lot about music.. but are sometimes closed minded. Facts can "SOMETIMES" mean little to you and I agree beauty is in the ear of the beholder,,
The olny thing old is you lack of learning with a open mind an ear.You do not have to agee with my final conclusions but deying "FACTS" becauce it ruins your conclusion is kinda funny .. I think you a a great guy and like most of what you have to say... I assume you don't think Gentry is talented...? I do..But that is opinion with some facts,, She is talented but you may just not like her type of music .. I can understand that.. Maddonna is Talented but I don't like much of her stuff. Not liking it is a opinion...To get upset wih folks that don't hear it your way is silly. I am not upset with you LOL Merry Christmas Happy Holy days and keep ROCKIN !

Posted by mrxyz on Monday, 12.21.09 @ 12:49pm


. The majority of statements that you make on this site tell me you know very little about popular music "outside of your own little world, anyway).

I agree I only know what I know..I am not sure what "popular music" is my guess IN CHINA IT IS DIFFERANT THAN PERU . LOL What I know... Much of it has been by being there not reading about it.. Though much can be learned from reading.. I was hoping it could shed some new "LIGHT" on certian subjects.. I try to keep my statements on what I know from being there or close to it. ....yes some are just opinions...I really find music entertainment to be enjoyed and do see the humor in it..LOL If we all agreed why be hear/here?{SMILE}...It is hard for me to take enjoyment to serious it would take the enjoyment out of it..{SMILE}



Posted by mrxyz on Monday, 12.21.09 @ 13:09pm


mrxyz...there's truth in what you say, and my apologies for coming across a little harsh. I actually kinda liked "Ode To Billie Joe", but I just don't think here contributions were all that significant, compared to say, Patsy Cline (whose music I'll never get tired of). Also, I'm very particular as to who should be inducted, and try to give certain artists their do, even if I don't particularly care for them. The fact that Madonna is in and Cline isn't (since she's as much "rock" as Madonna) is a total failure in the system. Cline is considered one of a handful of "immortals" in country music, and I'm sure that somewhere she's very pleased with that.

You have a joyous Christmas as well, mrxyz!!!

Posted by Gitarzan on Monday, 12.21.09 @ 14:23pm


Gitarzan
I agree Cline is a true forgotten talent . That and Peggy Lee in my opinion.....
Merry Christmas //Don't worry be HAPPY !Worrying is Gods job lol

Posted by mrxyz on Monday, 12.21.09 @ 14:29pm


AMEN, brother...!!!!

Posted by Gitarzan on Monday, 12.21.09 @ 14:31pm


Just this year,Bobbie Gentry was inducted into the Mississippi Musicans Hall of fame. Americana legend Lucinda Willams passionatly defends her musical legacy as an important voice. No one even suggested Bobbie was as influential as the great Cline. The fact that Gentry was a superstar in the late 196o's and early 70's is, however a fact. She earned a top tier 3.5 million in royalities just from Capitol Records. It became public rcord when musican Bobby Paris sued her for 1% percent of her royalities based on a verbal agreement and won a 35,000 settlement. She was splashed all over televison. Three CBS specials, and over 100 television performances 1967-1980. She made millions in Vegas, headlining a lavish act at 'The Dessert Inn' until 1980. She refused a multimillion dollar extension to devote herself to her newborn son. She retired on her own terms with an estimated 20 million dollar fortune, she controlled every aspect of her career, there was no Owen Bradley calling the shots for her. The Mississippi Muscians Hall of fame has inducted only a few women. She joins the ranks of the states great country and blues artists.

Posted by skytorch on Monday, 12.21.09 @ 16:04pm


I don't think anyone here is denying that she had a nice run...but a lot of artists enjoyed "nice runs", doesn't mean they're worthy of being inducted into a "Rock & Roll Hall of Fame".

Considering some of the artists they've inducted, she's probably at least as worthy as some of them...

Posted by Gitarzan on Monday, 12.21.09 @ 16:54pm


Pardon me, but I'm gonna go ahead and be a wet blanket... are we really defending "Ode To Billy Joe"? I'm sorry, but that song makes me yak. I have never liked that song. It bores me thoroughly... quite frankly I don't give two shits what they were throwing off the Tallahatchee Bridge. I don't even care if that isn't the right way to spell Tallahatchee. Her duets with Glen were covers. Yeah, there's a great bell-ringer right there.

I'm sorry, but as talented as she may be, there is nothing that special about her. "Mississippi Musicians Hall Of Fame"??? Don't make me laugh. A series of state-by-state musicians' halls of fame leaves it difficult for me to keep a straight face. That's like coming in runner-up in the Miss Local General Shoppe beauty pageant.

Posted by Philip on Monday, 12.21.09 @ 18:31pm


Aw, c'mon Philip...I'll bet you'd care if they were throwing YOU off the Tallahatchee Bridge!!! Of course, then it would be called "Ode To Someone Named Philip"...which I find more appealing than "Ode To Gitarzan"...

Happy Holidays, Philip!!!!!

Posted by Gitarzan on Monday, 12.21.09 @ 18:55pm


Ode To Philly Joe???

Posted by Aaron O'Donnell on Monday, 12.21.09 @ 21:12pm


Git, you're such a nut.

Merry Christmas to you as well.

Posted by Philip on Monday, 12.21.09 @ 22:01pm


The problem with today's pop songs is nobody knows how to tell a good story anymore. "Ode To Billie Joe" is a classic story song as far as I'm concerned. The string section at the end always sends chills down my spine. They even made a movie out of it for heaven's sake.

Merry Christmas from Chocktaw Ridge.

Posted by classicrocker on Monday, 12.21.09 @ 22:56pm


The song has many meanings.. The real one to me is how the daughter and mother dealt with the lost of their lovers/mates. the mothers husband and the daughters boyfriend... It is really quite a deep songs ,lot going on I like it ,, still can bring a tear to my eye..and Fancy says a lot,,,
To me 1 hit or a 100 hits means little ..it is what the hit did.. Some hits really do nothing Some Hits/hit are worth a 1000's hits...
and other hits are just a hit..

Posted by mrxyz on Tuesday, 12.22.09 @ 10:33am


My favorite Bobbie Gentry performance was at 'The Dessert Inn. She sold out two shows a night for years. In 1973, she came on stage dressed in Elvis male drag and did a swaggering,swamp version of ' HeartBreak Hotel. I remember the newspaper article of Elvis actually attending the show because he thought it might be a parody. He was blown away by it and began a romance with Bobbie. They were briefly engaged according to some newspaper sources. Bobbie's recordings are part of the Elvis collection at Graceland. She remains one of the few friends of Elvis who never cashed in on his legacy.

Posted by skytorch on Tuesday, 12.22.09 @ 14:39pm


skytorch...I had heard that rumor, too (my mom was pretty involved in Elvis' international fan club). Like I said before, I wasn't "crazy" about her, but didn't think she was that bad, either. I was only referring to RRHoF induction possibilities...which I just didn't think she was quite "there"...

Posted by Gitarzan on Tuesday, 12.22.09 @ 15:49pm


My point about Bobbie's 2008 induction in the Mississippi Musicians HOF is simple. Most HOF's are almost exclusively boys clubs. Loretta Lynn did not make the Kentucky HOF until about five years ago. She called it "one of the proudest moments of her life" I agree that Bobbie's chances are outside at best. Wanda Jackson going in as an early influence gives me hope. I've talked to people who run the Country Music HOF and they give her a good shot at that and the Songwriters HOF. On Bobbie's debut album there is a hard Southern Rock song called Mississippi Delta It's raspy swamp magic that sounds like early C.C.R . This gal could rock.

Posted by skytorch on Tuesday, 12.22.09 @ 18:29pm


I think one of the greatest things about Bobbie was her creative sensibility. After her debut album of Ode to Billie Joe knocked the Beatles St. Pepper from the #1 pop album charts, selling 500,000 copies in three weeks, expectations were high for her follow up. The Delta Sweete was a darling of the critics, peaking in the middle of the pop album charts. It would sell about 200,000 copies and her single ' Oklahona River Bottom Band' peaked at #54 pop,selling a couple hundred thousand. While these figures were quite respectable for a female solo artist of this era,in some corners it was a commercial failure. Gentry told Rolling Stone" Nobody bought it, but I didn't lose sleep over it. I never try to prejudge public taste" She was warned by Capitol that her 1969 single ' Fancy' would be banned in a large segment of her base. She pushed for it's release and was rewarded with a four month run on the pop singles chart with the song peaking at #31 pop for two weeks despite being banned on hundreds of radio stations. It would earn her a pop grammy and acm female vocal nomination. In Oct 1970( the singles year anniversary) Capitol put an ad in the trade magazines claiming it had passed the million sales mark.

Posted by skytorch on Tuesday, 12.22.09 @ 23:28pm


Few people in the states know that Bobbie's biggest success after her monster debut was her 1970 U.K single"I'll Never Fall In Love Again' The Dionne Warwick hit in the States was a sweet pop parody. Gentry lashes out inn her cover like her heart was smashed,giving the song an intensity and raw emotion. It was a smash,#1pop in the U.K and a gold single for 250,000 copies. It was #1 in Australia and gold with 75,000 copies sold and would chart in many European countries. It earned her a Brit Music award for top for female vocal. Ironically, Dionne would beat Bobbie in the States for top female vocal 1970( Gentry was nominated for Fancy) Bobbie beat Dionne's 'Walk On By' and Aretha's ' Respect' for the pop female vocal grammy in 1967.

Posted by skytorch on Sunday, 12.27.09 @ 19:00pm


Rock song called Mississippi Delta It's raspy swamp magic that sounds like early C.C.R . This gal could rock.

Posted by skytorch on Tuesday, 12.22.09 @ 18:29pm

I agree "ALL YOU NEED IS EARS"
I am glad you are bring her up!!
What is so fantastic about her besides her talent.. is ...she did her music thing and then went on to another life .Just walked away from fame ..true class.. a real 'lady "

Posted by mrxyz on Sunday, 12.27.09 @ 21:30pm


I absolutely hate Dionne Warwick... her singing, her psychic friends crap... right now, I have little to no reason to like anything about that woman. But that doesn't make Bobbie Gentry any more deserving.

And if you think "true class" has anything to do with the Hall of Fame... look at who they've inducted.

Posted by Philip on Monday, 12.28.09 @ 18:26pm


The rock&roll hall of fame needs more women. It is almost exclusively a boys club. Bobbie Gentry was a true pioneer. She wrote, produced and published many of her great songs ,starting in the 1960's. She started her own successful publishing and production companies. She had her own bbc variety show in the UK(1968-71). She took charge of her own creative voice and talent: a great rare acomplishment for a woman of her era.

Posted by skytorch on Sunday, 01.31.10 @ 18:34pm


She took charge of her own creative voice and talent: a great rare acomplishment for a woman of her era.

Posted by skytorch on Sunday, 01.31.10 @ 18:34pm


She is one of the special kind! She just sang and new where the pocket is in the song ..She didn't need a gimick..Such as : hanging on a wire or hoops of fire etc...

Posted by mrxyz on Monday, 02.1.10 @ 20:12pm


The best quote about Bobbie ever was by Tom Jones in the 2003 Mojo article about Bobbie titled 'Mystery Girl' " She was great looking,fantastic,outspoken but she was more like one of the guys, a star in her own right" In the same article RoseAnne Cash called her "all woman dark,cury ,seductive vulnerable" and went on to praise her as the first major female recording artist to write and produce her own records.

Posted by skytorch on Thursday, 02.11.10 @ 07:05am


anyone who doubts the lasting influence of this artist should read this 2008 quote from Tony Joe White" I heard Bobbie Gentry do 'Ode to Billie Joe' ' I told myself, if I ever do write anything, I'm gonna do like her and write somthing I know about' It wasn't too much later when' Polk Salad Annie' and ' Rainy Night In Georgia 'came out"

Posted by Spin and Sin on Sunday, 02.21.10 @ 00:13am


Ode To Billie Joe--1967

Polk Salad Annie--1969

Rainy Night In Georgia--1970

Yeah, that's long-lasting influence, alright. LOL The fact that the article came out in 2008 doesn't alter the fact that Billie Joe was only 2-3 years old when the songs influenced by it came out. Try again.

Posted by Philip on Sunday, 02.21.10 @ 02:17am


My point was that she had a major influence on a songwriter and his classic songs that have stood the test of time. The fact that any man conceded a woman as a major artistic influence in arts and letters speaks volumes.

Posted by Skytorch on Thursday, 02.25.10 @ 11:47am


The story of Bobbie's influence on songwriter, Tom.T. Hall was the one I first heard about. Margie Singleton (wife of Plantation Records owner Shelby) had a top forty country hit of Ode to Billie Joe. She asked Tom T. Hall to write her a similar story song and he came up with 'Harper Vally PTA'. She was unable to make the recording session and Jeanie C. Riley filled in. Within a week the song was a smash and in 1997 Tom T.Hall claimed in print that Ode to Billie Joe was his inspiration the greatest country story song of all time.

Posted by skytorch on Thursday, 02.25.10 @ 12:41pm


"My point was that she had a major influence on a songwriter and his classic songs that have stood the test of time. The fact that any man conceded a woman as a major artistic influence in arts and letters speaks volumes."

I find that argument to be steeped in sexism... in a bit of a reverse way. But again, you're pointing out ONE song that was influential. Only one. This is where Gitarzan would usually say, "Song was bigger than the artist." This is very different from singer-songwriters like James Taylor or Carole King who struck big a myriad of times. Gentry struck big once (and imo, the song isn't that good, but others seem to disagree), and hit something a few other times... but I still gotta say a big no.

Posted by Philip on Thursday, 02.25.10 @ 13:43pm


Philip: I respect your opinion and insight but the point I was trying to make is the music industry is sexist. In Bobbie's era even more so. Women in the 1960's receive one rotation in ten for airplay. For two great male songwriters to list her as an influence is quite out of the norm( Prince's homage to Joni Mitchell is the only other example that comes to mind for me) While it is quite true Bobbie never matched her massive debut; Rock&Roll Hall of famer Wanda Jackson never had a big hit. Patsy Cline had only one top ten, the #8 'Crazy'. Indeed, Joni Mitchell, Patsy Cline,Judy Collins,Bobbie Gentry all had only four top forty singles.

Posted by skytorch on Friday, 02.26.10 @ 06:32am


While all of Bobbie's studio albums received critical praise, three stand out for me. ' The Delta Sweete'(named by Mojo magazine as one of the top 500 albums of alltime)' Touch Em With Love' and ' Patch Work'. With 'Patchwork', Bobbie wrote and produced the entire set. She tied all the songs together with masterful, musical interludes. The song cycle and range is breathtaking: from blues,tin-pan-ally,r&b, country- anyone wanting to experience her artistry should start here. It has the power and feel of a Broadway musical. It was finally re-issued in 2007.

Posted by skytorch on Friday, 02.26.10 @ 07:40am


The music industry is sexist, but I gotta wonder how much of it is in fact the industry. It's like sports... Title IX can make universities provide sports programs opportunities for women as well as men, but it can't force people to sit in the bleachers and watch, and it can't force the media to actually give coverage to those sports. Similarly, you can give women record deals and promote them heavily, but you can't make people buy the records, and you can't keep them from changing the station. At some point, the laws of capitalism have to take over.

Posted by Philip on Friday, 02.26.10 @ 15:15pm


Philip:

There is no spot on the site to bring this up, but I see you're at this page, so I'll work from here.

You have stated previously that you are in radio. What's up w/the performance tax I've been hearing about? I've heard that the record companies want to charge a tax to play artists or something? I'm not fully in-the-know, so to speak, but I've heard that it would wreck basic free radio. Do you have a better clue as to what this is, & what's going on here?

Posted by Cheesecrop on Friday, 02.26.10 @ 18:04pm


It's the first I've heard about it, but from looking at it, it looks like it's basically about the record companies wanting more money. The stupid thing though, is that if this really IS a tax, then the record companies are idiots for pushing for it. Taxes go to the government, not the record companies. Basic Free Radio has already been going devastatingly south due to alternatives like CDs and Satellite radio. But it's the CDs (and MP3s) that the companies are trying to drive people towards. But beyond that, deregulation that Clinton enacted into law with the Telecommunication Act Of 1996 has done a lot to ruin radio too... it's the reason why radio has gotten so generic. I once tried asking my Operations Manager if we could add a couple songs to our weekend library, and he said no because no other stations in the country were really playing that artist either. Independent market research has gone seriously down the crapper because of deregulation that has allowed media outlet companies to get bigger and bigger. As a result, commercial radio just gets generic across the country... and this is considered progress. But even the major radio groups will have trouble surviving too, because most of them are already in serious financial trouble. One of the major conglomerates has recently filed for chapters 7 and 11 under the bankruptcy code--and even they weren't in as bad a position as some of the other major players either. So the argument that all basic free radio will be hurt has serious merit to it.

The problem is, it WILL hurt the smaller and college radio stations by making this a blanket tax. It also hurts indie labels even more egregiously. This tax means less ability to diversify libraries of stations, or give smaller and independent labels a foothold to compete in the business. Less of The Go! Team, more Ke$ha.

If the record companies get their way, look for talk radio to experience boom growth on the FM dial... RUSH will be for traded for Rush....Limbaugh. Jeff Beck will be traded for Glenn Beck. Savage Garden will be traded for Michael Savage. JT for JG... Janeane Garofalo, that is.

If this does sink Basic Free Radio, the record companies are indeed idiots... basic cable stations don't play music anymore except at times when their primary audience is sleeping or otherwise not watching. People want their free samples before they buy. The record companies are signing their death warrant.

Posted by Philip on Friday, 02.26.10 @ 23:57pm


If the record companies get their way, look for talk radio to experience boom growth on the FM dial... RUSH will be for traded for Rush....Limbaugh. Jeff Beck will be traded for Glenn Beck. Savage Garden will be traded for Michael Savage. JT for JG... Janeane Garofalo, that is.

Posted by Philip on Friday, 02.26.10 @ 23:57pm
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That's gonna suck royally.

Posted by Cheesecrop on Saturday, 02.27.10 @ 10:50am


There have been sound arguments for and against Bobbie's induction chances on this thread. What matters most to me is her music is still relevant. Three decades after she walked away, her music and career can bring robust,exciting points of view. A serious re-evaluation of her place in music history has taken place in the last few years. Most important to me, is the music is again available to the public. One of my most memorable discusions about Bobbie occured with one of her former Vegas dancers. He told me how in the early 80's one of Bobbie's former Vegas dancers was dying of aids. Broke and alone she came in to help, re-established her friendship with him and paid his bills at a time when no one would.

Posted by skytorch on Saturday, 02.27.10 @ 12:12pm


Rock radio is DEAD! Long live the ipod.

I haven't been able to listen to commercial radio in years, even satellite radio is boring, just no commercials.

Corporate took over rock radio and killed it by buying up most of the independents and making them all sound the same like Philip said.

In San Diego Clear Channel (The Devil) dumped all the morning show personality recently because they couldn't afford them anymore, besides who needs them, just fire up the DJ 2000 and play the same songs over and over and over and over...sorry.

With all the competition radio faces with CD's MP3 players, computer radio, satellite radio this is a rude awakening that business as usual just won't do anymore and their going to have to do something drastic to save it, if they can.

But like I said, long live the ipod!

SpaceTrucker

Posted by SpaceTrucker on Saturday, 02.27.10 @ 19:28pm


I agree spacetucker but I do enjoy Sirius They have great oldies..It is a new game an the kids will make some thing new happen someday soon..

Posted by mrxyz on Saturday, 02.27.10 @ 19:35pm


ST-- the problem is the iPod does absolutely nothing to open up your mind. It's just the same songs you're familiar with, ad nauseum. Local radio, when actually run by local forces, will play forgotten songs, or songs you may have just missed the first time around. Syndicated programming is actually very good for bringing new infomation about your favorite songs or the whereabouts of your favorite artists these days. Sirius does a lot of good for that kind of thing, but has absolutely no local color, no capacity for feedback beyond the occasional email, etc.

As for Bobbie Gentry... her music has not held up to the test of time. Only one song survived. As for her music becoming more available... that's happening everywhere. A lot of this is because of Joel Whitburn's Record Research company. They paint such a picture with their work that it holds compilation companies more responsible for what their peddling as "Definitive collections." Also, artists themselves have taken more control of the release of their materials, thanks to factors like the Louie Louie Foundation.

Posted by Philip on Saturday, 02.27.10 @ 22:47pm


Philip...I'd have to agree with SpaceTrucker concerning Clear Channel, they've absolutely butchered rock radio in the Denver area. A lot of past radio personalities around here have gotten out of the business because they feel their hands have been tied. KBCO out of Boulder was a great station until CC got control of them...now the DJ is just a talking head who plays the same stuff over and over again. It makes me a little disappointed because they used to be "unpredictable"...which made their format interesting.

Posted by Gitarzan on Sunday, 02.28.10 @ 01:13am


Oh I agree. Clear Channel has made a mess of things, but even individual stations run occasionally programming that's more dependent on local preferences. Plus syndicated programming will have good trivia and play the occasional rarities, but those are usually only weekend shows. There are advantages and disadvantages to each thing.... the problem is that the way ClearChannel runs things, they put such a chokehold on things, that they almost completely diminish the advantages to zero.

Just remember though, Clear Channel isn't ALL radio stations.... the company I work for isn't, for instance.

Posted by Philip on Sunday, 02.28.10 @ 03:43am


"as for Bobbie Gentry only one song survived" tell that to Reba McEntire who's signature song is 'Fancy' written by Bobbie Gentry. It is on 5 Reba cd's with over 20 million sold. The song has earned Bobbie over 3 million in royalties. There has even been a bidding war by major studio's to option the song into a motion picture. Her song' Morgin Glory' has been covered by several jazz artists. 'Oklahona river Bottom Band' Mississippi Delta', 'Refractions' have also been covered by other artists

Posted by skytorch on Sunday, 02.28.10 @ 04:57am


She is one talented lady

Posted by mrxyz on Sunday, 02.28.10 @ 07:02am


Since "Fancy" isn't one of Reba McEntire's 17 number one songs (it made it to #8 on the country charts), I'd hardly call it her "signature song"...

Posted by Gitarzan on Sunday, 02.28.10 @ 08:52am


It is Reba and her fans that have named it her signature song.On a recent CMT Special, it was easily voted fan favorite despite being released in 1991. It has grown overtime into a classic. On Cmt's top 100 country songs of all time ,it was#26, Reba's highest of two on that list. It has been covered by a dozen other artists as well, including rock band Geraldine Fibbers. It was even recently covered on American Idol. As for Bobbie Gentry's catalog,Curb Records got the ball rolling in 1990. Their greatest hits package of Bobbie was released in the U.S and Europe. It has stayed in print for nearly twenty years with 400,000 copies sold. The recent Raven Records studio releases have sold well too. All are listed on CD Universe as top 100 and top 500 best sellers.

Posted by skytorch on Sunday, 02.28.10 @ 12:05pm


I am with you skytorch that lady has true class and beauty.. .. She did her thing ,then went on with her life.. She is more than just a writer ,.singer ,player. She is a lady..That to me was what should be part of the RRHOF aka class act.. couldn't hurt {I hope}.YES to her!Her music is as good as it was when it came out .A true test of time.. I hope others see the talent in her...

Posted by mrxyz on Sunday, 02.28.10 @ 12:19pm


Mainstream popular music (pretty much all connected genres) lost track of Bobbie Gentry a long time ago. McEntire just did what a lot of people have done...took a song and made it their own. How many people actually associate Reba's version with Gentry? It really doesn't matter who wrote it,usually. If you take the top 100 popular songs of the last half century, most people have no idea who wrote them. As far as songwriters go, Gentry didn't write a whole string of hits for a whole lot of people or herself.

Like I've said before...she had a nice little run about 40 years ago... heck, a lot of people would give anything for just that...but nothing really all that enduring...

Posted by Gitarzan on Sunday, 02.28.10 @ 12:24pm


When Universal publishing( Reba's parent company at the time) bought out NorthRidge in the late 90's, their main, stated goal was to attain the publishing rights of 'Ode to Billie Joe' and 'Fancy'

Posted by skytorch on Sunday, 02.28.10 @ 12:26pm


skytorch...she just received the dreaded "mrxyz "we should induct everyone except Stevie Ray Vaughan" endorsement"...the true "kiss of death"!!!!

ROFL!!!!!!!

Posted by Gitarzan on Sunday, 02.28.10 @ 12:27pm


You can ROFL all you want It seems to me until SRV gets in known should get in.... Don't let Gitarzan push you around. That lady has talent and class.. I assume Guitarzan doesn't think so..As mentioned in a earlier post Coven has # 7 in yes votes ojn this forum If you don't know what that is {Coven} don't worry ..The likely hood of Jinx and her band getting in is unlikely {I Hope} I had a close friend that dated her years ago.. All I can say is WOW ....

Posted by mrxyz on Sunday, 02.28.10 @ 12:41pm


To my knowledge, "Ode To Billie Joe" has only been covered once, and that was by a country singer named Margie Singleton...the same year Gentry released it.

I don't know why anyone would be "hot to trot" over buying the rights to it...

Posted by Gitarzan on Sunday, 02.28.10 @ 12:41pm


skytorch, you're bringing better arguments for putting her in the COUNTRY Hall Of Fame. But really, HER versions of songs aren't the ones that lived. It's other versions that have. Not hers. It's the same problem with Laura Nyro, really. Call it Nyrosis, if you will. nyuk nyuk nyuk. Oh yes, I'm adding that one to the glossary.

mrxyz... "classy lady"? Are you f'ing kidding? Seriously, go to the list of Current Inductees and wake up to reality.

Posted by Philip on Sunday, 02.28.10 @ 12:44pm


mrxyz...have I stated anything that isn't a FACT??? You seem to get pushed around by facts more than you do by me...

Posted by Gitarzan on Sunday, 02.28.10 @ 12:45pm


o my knowledge, "Ode To Billie Joe" has only been covered once, and that was by a country singer named Margie Singleton...the same year Gentry released it.

I don't know why anyone would be "hot to trot" over buying the rights to it...

Posted by Gitarzan on Sunday, 02.28.10 @ 12:41pm

What does that have to do with anything the lady has talent and class .... !Her songs will be around to enjoy {young and old}for years to come........

Posted by mrxyz on Sunday, 02.28.10 @ 12:48pm


skytorch...look at it this way...over the years there have been scores of artists whose work I've enjoyed who won't get a sniff (deservedly so) at any sort of "Hall of Fame". Whether it's a case of "one and done" or their work just wasn't influential enough or I just outgrew it, that's just the way it goes.

When we're talking about "Hall of Fame" material, we should be talking about the "best of the best"...

Posted by Gitarzan on Sunday, 02.28.10 @ 12:50pm


Her biggest hit, "Ode To Billie Joe"...when was the last time you heard it on the radio???

Try being "honest"...

Posted by Gitarzan on Sunday, 02.28.10 @ 12:53pm


Philip,

My ipod has over 3,200 songs on it and all I have to do is hit shuffle and I'm in Rock music heaven.

Like Gitarzan said, radio stations are just to predictable. I love listening to a source of music that keeps me guessing and looking forward to the next song. When I first heard of satellite radio I thought the answer to my prayers for great rock radio were answered, and at first that seemed to be the case. Then after a short time good old predictable play lists emerged, and as I said it was typical FM rock radio without commercials.

As far as keeping it fresh, I have always been looking for new or old Hard Rock and Heavy Metal music that I have never heard before. Since launching my website, RockChoice.com I have discovered a lot of great music. Once I discover a band that interests me I will place an entire record or two on my ipod and those songs are now a part of my play list. A song from the band will mix in with my others and when one plays I will say to myself, wow that song rocks, who is this? I simply check my ipod and discover brand new music and bands whether it be old or new material.

I just can't listen to commercial radio and have to wade through DJ's that think their interesting, commercials and the same old songs just to hear something new, which seldom occurs.

Like you said, most shows that are of interest to me because they play deeper tracks or new material usually air at 12:00 am or Sunday night or some other strange time slot. Why not mix that programming into the regular shows?

Also with a myspace page I have all kinds of bands sending me friend requests which allows me the opportunity to discover new music so no, I don't need stale old FM radio to keep it fresh. This is an awesome time in technology for music.

SpaceTrucker



Posted by SpaceTrucker on Sunday, 02.28.10 @ 12:55pm




mrxyz...have I stated anything that isn't a FACT??? You seem to get pushed around by facts more than you do by me...

Posted by Gitarzan on Sunday, 02.28.10 @ 12:45pm


I don't think you have miss stated your facts you may have left some out.. I just don't think that when it comes to SRV.. he was not innovation or brought anything new to the table ..{I do believe he will get IN} before others should or ever get in.. As far as the "Lady" Bobbie she has talent innovation ,class, beauty to name just a few qualifications.. I would hope that just record sales and Hollywood LOOK is not the measurement. As I have said an the RRHOF seems to follow the same line of thinking sometimes . It is not how many hits you have. It is what the hit /song did.. I think she fits the requirement....

Posted by mrxyz on Sunday, 02.28.10 @ 13:00pm


Actually, with my MP3 player and "Rhapsody On The Go" subscription I can create my own "radio" with the knowledge that I'll like every song...commercial free. Rhapsody also allows me to keep up with what's new, mix genres, and add and delete as much as I want for the cost of a CD every month.

That sort of technological luxury is sure making it hard on commercial radio. This "tax" reminds me of when they were trying to put some sort of "fee" (aka "tax") on e-mails...with the proceeds going to the U.S.Postal Service...

Posted by Gitarzan on Sunday, 02.28.10 @ 13:07pm


Yeah, I do the same thing with Pandora, but it's not perfect either.... still, like I said, every medium has its advantages and disadvantages. For local radio, it's the local input with morning shows (except those that just run Bob & Tom), as well as the local news and traffic reports. Not musical per se, but advantages nonetheless.

Posted by Philip on Sunday, 02.28.10 @ 13:11pm


Philip...if you ever get the chance or are interested, stream "Lewis & Floorwax" on KRFX (the "Fox") in Denver (6:00a to 10:00a MST)...in this area, that's about as good as it gets for people driving to work...and this is supposed to be a "Classic Rock" station...

Posted by Gitarzan on Sunday, 02.28.10 @ 13:15pm


er biggest hit, "Ode To Billie Joe"...when was the last time you heard it on the radio???

Try being "honest"...

Posted by Gitarzan on Sunday, 02.28.10 @ 12:53pm

Hear in Sunny Calif/LA it is on the oldies channels often.. and Sirius has it playing .... This should give you a clue .oldies channel in LA mainly play the best of the best ... for better or worst . Sirus has lots of old tunes some were big hits an many were just great songs.. Unlikely you will hear it on a rap station or blues channel etc....I have also hear it on the country channels often Heck I was even in Atlanta a few months back and heard it...

Posted by mrxyz on Sunday, 02.28.10 @ 13:53pm


IMO, Jeannie C. Riley's 'Harper valley PTA' is a better song than 'Ode to Billy Joe'.

Posted by Paul in KY on Monday, 03.1.10 @ 06:24am


"as far as I know Ode to Billie Joe has been covered only once" Let me enlighten you. it was covered 5 times alone in 1967, including Lee Hazelwood(top100 pop) King Curtis(#26pop,#6r&b,#10ac) Margie Singleton(#38 country) By 1972, publisher Larry Shayne claimed over 50 covers including Ray Charles, Nancy Wilson, Chet Atkins, Tammy Wynette. Recent covers include Sherll Crow, Lucinda Willams .My personal favorite, Tina Turner. Counting television performance covers(which bring royalties) the song has over 200 covers.

Posted by skytorch on Monday, 03.1.10 @ 23:19pm


As a young teenager in the Summer of love in 1967 ,I can tell you the whole country stood up and took notice. Imagine a young,beautiful woman singing a dark, heart felt ballad about suicide. Bob Dylan even stood up and took notice with his answer song'Answer to Ode:Clothsline Saga'.

Posted by skytorch on Monday, 03.1.10 @ 23:55pm


There is a great,new fan based website on Bobbie Gentry, titled'The talented Bobbie Gentry' It contains home movies of her,album and concert reviews-a must see for any serious fan.

Posted by skytorch on Sunday, 04.18.10 @ 10:15am


Just got done reading Barry Whites auto-biography 'Love-Unlimited'. He states in the book that Bobbie Gentry auditioned for Mustang-Bronco records when he was a&r chief and vice-president. He wanted to sign her after she sang Ode to Billie Joe in their office but his boss,Bob Kenna, turned her and him down. Shortly after, she landed a deal at Capitol and within months had sold 3 million singles and 1.5 million albums. Mustang- Bronco went bankrupt with Ode to Billie Joe #1 on the album charts.

Posted by skytorch on Friday, 04.30.10 @ 00:15am


Just received the new Abby Road remastering of Bobbie's debut album of Ode to Billie Joe. The sound quality is superb, lets hope all her studio albums get this kind of attention to detail. Worth every penny of the 35 dollars charged.

Posted by skytorch on Sunday, 09.26.10 @ 22:31pm


ust received the new Abby Road remastering of Bobbie's debut album of Ode to Billie Joe. The sound quality is superb, lets hope all her studio albums get this kind of attention to detail. Worth every penny of the 35 dollars charged.

Posted by skytorch on Sunday, 09.26.10 @ 22:31pm


wow that is great!!!!

Posted by mrxyz on Sunday, 09.26.10 @ 22:33pm


Master jazz piainst Bill Evans is considered by many to be one of the great jazz instrumentalists of the 20th century. His work with Miles Davis is legendary. He had a successful recording career for decades until his death in the early 1980's. One of his last great interpretations was the Bobbie Gentry song Mornin' Glory. Recorded on several Fantasy Records albums, it was a staple on all his concerts circa 1970 untill his death.

Posted by skytorch on Tuesday, 01.11.11 @ 22:40pm


There is a new cover of Bobbie Gentry's southern swamp classic, 'Mississippi Delta' on the album ' Mongolians'(track#5) by the rock group 'The Godz'. They shortened the title to Mississippi' but Bobbie has the writers credit, and it's a hard bangin over the top dose of rock&roll.

Posted by skytorch on Wednesday, 01.12.11 @ 11:46am


oops, Its not a new cover ,its a re-issue. The album 'Mongolians' came out in the late 1980's

Posted by skytorch on Wednesday, 01.12.11 @ 22:24pm


Excuse me, but I’m about to put the cat among the pigeons with the following statement, but if ever an organisation was either misnamed or a name misused then the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame is it. True rock ‘n’ roll was a musical form, an amalgamation of country, rhythm & blues & gospel, born in the 1950s, and was virtually dead by around 1962 following Elvis Presley’s army induction and the deaths of several of rock ‘n’ roll’s leading stars such as Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, the Big Bopper, and then Eddie Cochran. Jerry Lee Lewis’ career had nosedived and there was a general backlash against the genre, although Chuck Berry managed to keep the light burning slightly with a few great tracks such as “No Particular Place To Go” and “You Never Can Tell” in the mid 60s.

The early 60s were dominated by the pop music of Bobby Vee, Bobby Vinton, and others of similar ilk. Then the Beatles, Rolling Stones and Beach Boys hit the scene and started a whole new form of popular music. This may have had it’s roots in genuine rock ‘n’ roll, it may fairly be called rock music, but rock ‘n’ roll it most certainly ain’t. So, the “Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame” should either be renamed the Rock Music Hall Of Fame, or its inductees should be limited to true rock ‘n’ roll/rockabilly pioneers such as Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Fats Domino, Little Richard, Eddie Cochran, Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Gene Vincent, Dale Hawkins, Ronnie Hawkins, Conway Twitty, Johnny Burnettes’ Rock ‘n’ Roll Trio, Sonny Burgess, Warren Smith, Eddie Bond, and many other lesser lights.

Bobbie Gentry has written many fabulous songs, the majority of which have been sadly overlooked and under appreciated. She was, and probably still is, a very talented person. She’s intelligent, well-read, artistic, friendly and by all accounts a smart business woman, but she is NOT a rock ‘n’ roller, and so should not be in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, but then again as far as I’m concerned neither should the majority of the other inductees be in it for the reason already stated above. As for Patsy Cline, although I’ve never taken to her style of music, she was undoubtedly expremely popular and sold millions of records but, though she may have started out as a true country singer, most of her hits were nothing but Middle Of The Road pap and were neither country or rock ‘n’ roll, or even plain rock music. A “Pop Music Hall Of Fame” would be the place to induct her into, and I think this would also be the right place to induct Bobbie Gentry.

Posted by Peter Bellamy on Thursday, 03.10.11 @ 07:59am


There obviously is no 'Pop Music Hall of Fame' an none on the horizon. As for Patsy Cline, I believe she was the first, or one of the first woman ever inducted into the 'Country Music Hall Of Fame' possibily before even Kitty Wells. Bobbie's, 'Mississippi Delta' is considered by many the first, or one of the first, Southern Rock songs ever. Like Wanda Jackson, she should go in as an early influence. Bonnie Raitt who painted musically with many different musical palates was inducted over a decade ago. In my view, music in any form is not rigid, it bleeds, it moves, it evolves over time. Many artists cannot be confined into a neat definition or box. Their complexity is a huge part of what makes them so special.

Posted by skytorch on Monday, 03.21.11 @ 11:26am


"So, the 'Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame' should either be renamed the Rock Music Hall Of Fame, or its inductees should be limited to true rock ‘n’ roll/rockabilly pioneers such as Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Fats Domino, Little Richard, Eddie Cochran, Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Gene Vincent, Dale Hawkins, Ronnie Hawkins, Conway Twitty, Johnny Burnettes’ Rock ‘n’ Roll Trio, Sonny Burgess, Warren Smith, Eddie Bond, and many other lesser lights." - Peter Bellamy

Peter, may I direct you to a comment a former regular visitor to this site named Gitarzan made some time ago on the Willie Nelson page:

"Rock...short for Rock & Roll...case closed!!!

...or did a bunch of dingbats get their idiotic heads together and make "rock" a sub-genre??? Geez, people...!!!!!"

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Monday, 03.21.11 @ 11:54am


Ruth Gersons new album 'Deceived' comes out May 17 2011. She does a unique, stunning cover of Bobbie Gentry's 'Ode to Billie Joe'. Famed rock critic Greil Marcus writes," It's a real triump, I was entranced and surprised how she changed the rythem of O.T.B.J and escaped the original without compromising it" I also loved her take on Dolly Partons' Down from Dover'. A great record.

Posted by skytoch on Friday, 04.22.11 @ 13:21pm


Its really great seeing Bobbie Gentry finaly get her due. Earlier this year, a great compilation album came out titled ' Delta Swamp Rock': 'Sounds from the South at the Crossroads of Rock, Country &Soul. It features the Allman Brothers, Johnny Cash,Lynyrd Skynyrd, Linda Ronstadt, ect.. and Bobbie Gentry is the featured female artist with three songs on the album. (Mississipi Delta, Seasons Come, Seasons Go and Papa Won't You Let Me Go To Town With You) A lush 68 page booklet comes with the cd on Soul Jazz Records available at CD Universe.

Posted by skytorch on Saturday, 09.24.11 @ 04:06am


In tracking the money trail of Ode to Billie Joe ,I was surprised that an instrumental cover of the song by Lou Donaldson in 1967 produced one of hiphops pioneer breaks sampled by Mary J Blidge, Madonna, Kanye West, Puff Daddy,Warren G, Cyprus Hill, Carlos Santana and over 70 other rap and hiphop artists.

Posted by skytorch on Friday, 12.2.11 @ 01:29am


I've been listening to the live Elvis performance cd's. On his closing Vegas show of Sept 3 1973, he introduces Bobbie Gentry in the audience and states "She's opening at The Frontier""Go she her show, she's a wow!!" This great tribute coming from the King of showmanship!

Posted by skytorch on Saturday, 01.21.12 @ 13:52pm


SKYTORCH!! Please contact me regarding Kelly Gordon and Bobbie Gentry.

Posted by global2012 on Tuesday, 09.25.12 @ 12:13pm


SKYTORCH
global2012 email: jpd0227@gmail.com

Posted by global2012 on Tuesday, 09.25.12 @ 12:16pm


In May of 2012 Rolling Stone listed Bobbie's massive debut as #17 in their chronological history of the 70 most important moments in the history of rock&roll for women.

Posted by skytorch on Monday, 04.8.13 @ 22:52pm


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