For the November 10, 1967 issue of Life magazine, Bobbie Gentry strolls across the Tallahatchie Bridge in Money, Mississippi. The bridge collapsed in June 1972.

For the past few years I’ve written a tribute post on this day to one of the most haunting songs of my youth. I was 15 when  Bobbie Gentry’s 1967 Southern Gothic ballad “Ode to Billie Joe” came out on the radio. That was 55 years ago, and I still can’t listen to that song without chills icing down my spine. Apparently I’m not the only one, because every year on this date, people from around the world celebrate this amazing song and singer.

Read more in my previous posts:

June 3, 2021:

June 3, 2019:



About Mollie Hunt

Loves cats. Writes books.
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3 Responses to IT WAS THE THIRD OF JUNE… Still Haunting

  1. Brian says:

    Yes, it is still very haunting. That’s the first thing we think of on this day…well, after food that is.

  2. One of the great story-songs of all time.

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