R.I.P Milton Glaser

Milton Glaser, the influential American graphic designer who adorned Bob Dylan’s silhouette with psychedelic hair, and created the “I ♥ NY” logo, has died on his 91st birthday. Milton also designed the font on the cover of Bobbie’s debut album Ode To Billie Joe and which we re-used on the cover of the Live at the BBC LP.

PBS ‘My Music’ series features Bobbie

The ongoing PBS ‘My Music’ series features Bobbie in it’s latest episode on story songs, hosted by five time Grammy Award-winning singer B.J. Thomas. Their press release states: “Throughout the 1950s, 60s and 70s, ‘Story Songs’ weren’t just great music — they helped unite us through our shared culture, history and personal experiences. From country pop favorites to folk-rock epics, ‘Story Songs’ relate to all of our lives. Don McLean’s anthem ‘American Pie’ (the number one hit for a full month in 1972), Bobbie Gentry’s iconic 1967 musical monologue ‘Ode to Billie Joe’ (one of Rolling Stone’s Greatest Songs of All Time) and Harry Chapin’s poignant ‘Cat’s In The Cradle’ are musical tales we all know and love.”

The episode broadcasts in June, but you’ll have to search the listings on your local PBS website for the dates in your area.