Bj Thomas biography
Billy Joe "B. J." Thomas (born August 7, 1942, Hugo Oklahoma) is an America popular singer known for his chart-topping hits in the 1960s and 1970s.
Thomas was raised in and around Houston, Texas, graduating from Lamar Consiladated High School in Rosenberg. Before his solo career, Thomas sang in a church choir as a teenager then joined the musical group The Triumphs. During his senior year he made friends with Roy of Roy Head and The Traits. The Traits and the Triumphs held several Battel of the Bands events in the early 1960s featuring Head and Thomas.
In 1966, B. J. Thomas and The Triumphs released the album, I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry (Pacemaker Records). The album featured a hit cover of the Hank Williams Song, it sold over one million copies, and was awarded a gold disc. In the same year, Thomas released a solo album of the same name.
Thomas achieved mainstream success again in 1968, with the single ``Hooked on a Felling'', which featured the sound of an electric siter0, first released on the album On My Way (Scepter Records). "Hooked on a Feeling" became Thomas's second million-selling record. The 1969 film Butch Cassidy and the sundance kid. featured Thomas performing the Burt Bacharach/Hal David song "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head", which won the Academy Award for best original song that year, became the number one song on the Billboard Hot 100 in January 1970.
Sales of this disc also exceeded one million copies, with Thomas being awarded his third gold record.The song was also released on an album of the same name. Other hits of the 1970s were "I Just Can't Help Believing" (Billboard No. 9 in 1970, covered by Elvis Presley), "Rock and Roll Lullaby," "No Love At All," "Everybody's Out of Town" and "Mighty Clouds of Joy."
Thomas' earlier hits were with Scepter Records, with which he was associated for six years. He left Scepter Records in 1972, and spent a short period, in 1973 and 1974, with Paramount Records. During his time with Paramount Records, Thomas released two albums, Songs (1973) and Longhorns & London Bridges (1974).
In 1975, Thomas released the album Reunion
( A BC Record, which had absorbed the Paramount label), which contained what would become his second number one hit single, Hey Wont You Play another" Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song,
It was his first big hit since 1968, and secured Thomas his fourth gold record. On ABC, he also charted with "Songs" and ``Don't Worry Baby''.
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