Pop Singers: Bobbie's Billie's Bundle

A flower? A ring? A baby? The big summer mystery, the question that resounds from Boston to the Bayou is: What did Billie Joe McAllister throw off the Tallahatchie Bridge?

Singer Bobbie Gentry, 23, may know the answer, but she isn't telling. Instead, the slim Mississippi farm girl is basking in the news that her Ode to Billie Joe, which she cut for Capitol Records on July 10, has passed the million-sales mark, and that her first LP album (including Billie Joe and eight other songs written and sung by her) has an...

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