Pop/country/gospel/blue-eyed soul singer B J THOMAS died on Saturday May 29th. He was aged 78 and reports suggest that he died from complications from lung cancer. His passing was announced on his Twitter simply: ”It is with profound sadness we confirm the passing of BJ Thomas.”
Born Bily Joe Thomas in Hugo, Oklahoma, Thomas will be best remembered for a run of hits in the 60s and 70s notably ‘Hooked On A Feeling’ and, of course, ‘Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head’. Thomas’ version was featured in the ‘Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid’ movie and is acknowledged as the original. His other noteworthy hit was ‘Everybody’s Out of Town; (another Bacharach song).