8 thoughts on “ Billy Joe McAllister

  1. One of the genre’s most popular examples, however, raised more questions than it answered. Bobbie Gentry’s biggest hit was “Ode To Billie Joe,” in which the young narrator tells the story—against a backdrop of biscuits and small-town Mississippi gossip—of how Billie Joe McAllister jumped off the Tallahatchie inoutacrewowti.lasdunivemedpazakhrowsvalarrosaf.co: Gwen Ihnat.
  2. Find a Grave, database and images (inoutacrewowti.lasdunivemedpazakhrowsvalarrosaf.co: accessed), memorial page for Billie Joe McAllister (9 Apr –3 Jun ), Find a Grave Memorial no. , ; Maintained by Donald Gordon Dalrymple (contributor ) Cremated, Ashes scattered, who reports a Ashes scattered in the Tallahatchie River,.Born: Apr 09,
  3. The same river where the famous and original real-life Tallahatchie Bridge mentioned in "Ode to Billie Joe" was located. In she became an overnight sensation with her release of "Ode To Billie Joe." The song describes a family having dinner while the discussing the suicide of Billie Joe McAllister which occurred earlier that summer day.
  4. Jun 04,  · Directed by Max Baer Jr.. With Robby Benson, Glynnis O'Connor, Joan Hotchkis, Sandy McPeak. Billy Jo struggles with his sexuality after a drunken encounter/10(K).
  5. Eighteen- year-old Billy Joe McAllister is in love with Bobbie Lee, but her father refuses to allow her to receive gentlemen callers before she's sixteen. In the Mississippi Delta, in a time before the boondocks had seen television and indoor plumbing, a young man's fancy turns constantly to thoughts of love.
  6. This song tells the story of the fictional Billie Joe McAllister, who kills himself by jumping off the Tallahatchie Bridge. There really is a Tallahatchie Bridge in Money, Mississippi, but Gentry made up the story. The Tallahatchie Bridge, which spans the Tallahatchie River, collapsed in .
  7. Nov 16,  · People have been debating the meaning of Ode to Billie Joe for over 40 years, but a recent new piece of evidence that got uncovered is a sheet from a yellow legal pad with Bobbie Gentry's original song lyrics for Ode to Billie Joe. The entire set.
  8. Now that I know why Billy Joe McAllister jumped off the Tallahatchie Bridge, I almost wish I didn't. Bobbie Gentry's famous song, on which "Ode to Billy Joe" is based, found much of its haunting effect in its refusal to reveal why Billy Joe killed himself. His death was seen as sad, and long ago, and unnecessary, and the singer recalled it as a key event in an unhappy time.

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