B. J. Thomas

American singer (1942–2021) / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Billy Joe Thomas[1] (August 7, 1942 – May 29, 2021) was an American singer widely known for his country, contemporary Christian and pop hits of the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s.

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B. J. Thomas
Thomas in March 1972
Thomas in March 1972
Background information
Birth nameBilly Joe Thomas
Born(1942-08-07)August 7, 1942
Hugo, Oklahoma, U.S.
OriginHouston, Texas, U.S.
DiedMay 29, 2021(2021-05-29) (aged 78)
Arlington, Texas, U.S.
GenresCountry, contemporary Christian, pop, rock
Years active1966–2021
LabelsScepter, Myrrh, Columbia, ABC, Paramount, MCA

Popular songs by Thomas include "Hooked on a Feeling" (1968), "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head" (1969), "(Hey Won't You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song" (1975),[2] "Don't Worry Baby" (1977) and "Whatever Happened to Old-Fashioned Love" (1983).

In 2014, "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head" was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.