Numero Group: By The Numbers

Roberta Lee Streeter, AKA Bobbie Gentry
May 16, 2012, 2:27 pm
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Whatever Happened To Bobbie Gentry?

Nobody knows much. She lives on an island off the coast of Savannah (maybe) and never leaves the house. She’s 67 now. That’s about it.

We’re big Bobbie fans here at Numero, and just discovered and are currently listening to the BBC radio documentary at the link above. It’s fantastic and only available for another three days, so get into it.

Note: Yup, all her BBC series recordings have gone missing. We love that word: “missing.”

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I was just listening to Bobbie’s Fancy the other day, off the wonderful Country Got Soul compilation, and enjoying it hugely. I will check out that documentary. Thanks for the timely tip!

Comment by jessibird

Bobby Gentry, born Roberta Lee Streeter was last heard of living in Los Angeles in the 1980’s, after her third marriage, she stayed out of the Public Eye and I would guess she has either changed her name and is still happily married somewhere or has passed away and it has gone unknown or unnoticed.

Comment by Demon Lee

Still Alive, still in Southern California, doing fine out of the public eye!

Comment by Torrance

God Bless.X

Comment by Stephen Syrne

She has kin living in Hickman,Ky. my hometown..Strange she isn’t in any news now.Guess she likes her privacy..very pretty and talented.

Comment by Gloria Jean Pair Choate

hoping she continue to sing.

Comment by Ed

Roberta Lee Street,
I hope you can see this message.I do not know you left the music business. Sure you had your reasons. My all time favorite song was ” Ode to Billie Joe.”
I love your voice to this song. You have disappeared from the face of the earth. I know you’ll never come back to grace your fans. But I hope you’re happy in the privacy of your life. Thank you for allowing us to enjoy your beautiful music and you:re such beautiful old soul. Thank you again for sharing your music with us.
Carol Aksamit Hawkins

Comment by Carol Hawkins

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