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Ode to Billy Joe


Bobbie Gentry's hauntingly enigmatic 1967 hit single served as the inspiration of this story of unrequited teenage love. In 1953, Bobbie Lee Hartley ([[Performer~P53354~Glynnis O'Connor~glynnisoconnor]]) is 15 years old and in love with 18-year-old Billy Joe McAllister ([[Performer~P81455~Robbie Benson~robbybenson]]). Unfortunately, Bobbie's father ([[Performer~P48009~Sandy McPeak~sandymcpeak]]) and mother ([[Performer~P33368~Joan Hotchkis~joanhotchkis]]) forbid her to date until she's 16, and until...more