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Northwest of Hopkinsville Kentucky on Monday August 21, 2017

Again I remind you to write this date down and make every effort to visit Hopkinsville, KY on Monday, August 21, 2017.
You still have slightly over 5 years to plan for it so DO IT.  Make hotel arragmements and make sure you have scheduled the time off because this is literally a once in a lifetime experience.  More will be revealed soon….

June 24, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

It Was The Third of June another Sleepy Dusty Delta Day

Just a quick note of nothingness, but interesting none the less.

It was 46 years and 21 days ago today (Friday June 3, 1966) that Billy Joe McAllister jumped off the Tallahatchie Bridge (today’s date is Sunday June 24, 2012).

Assuming that it happened on the, “3rd of June, another sleepy dusty delta day”. And later in the song Bobby Gentry sings, “a year has come and gone since we heard the news about Billy Joe”.  So we must assume that the song was written the next year.  The song was written and copywrited in 1967 and first hit #1 on the Hot 100 on August 26th and it stayed there for 4 weeks. So this song is about a slice of Americana from June of 1966, except for the fact that it never happened (this was a work of fiction).  Still, all in all in was a great tune.  Disregarding the cheesy movie, what do you suppose Billy Joe was really throwing off the Tallahatchie Bridge???

Bobby Gentry Ode To Billy Joe

June 24, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment