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B.J. Thomas

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B.J. Thomas (created Billy Joe Thomas) straddled the range between pop/rock and roll and nation, achieving success both in styles in the past due ’60s and ’70s. At the start of his profession, he leaned even more heavily on rock and roll & move, but from the mid-’70s, he previously turned to nation music, becoming probably one of the most effective country-pop stars from the 10 years. Thomas started performing while he was a kid, performing in chapel. In his teenagers, he became a member of the Houston-based music group the Triumphs, who released several self-employed singles that didn’t gain any interest. For the group’s last solitary, Thomas and fellow Triumph member Tag Charron wrote “Billy and Sue,” that was another flop. After “Billy and Sue,” Thomas started a solo profession, recording a edition of Hank Williams’ regular “I’m So Lonesome I POSSIBLY COULD Cry” with maker Huey P. Meaux. Released by Scepter Information in early 1966, the solitary became an instantaneous strike, catapulting to quantity eight within the pop graphs. Although he previously some moderate follow-up strikes, including a re-release of “Billy and Sue,” Thomas didn’t reenter the very best Ten until 1968, when “Addicted to a sense” became lots five, gold solitary. The following yr, he obtained his biggest strike with Burt Bacharach and Hal David’s “Raindrops Maintain Fallin’ on My Head,” extracted from the strike film Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Child. It was accompanied by a string of smooth rock strikes within the next 2 yrs, including “Everybody’s Out of City,” “I SIMPLY Can’t Help Thinking,” “No Like whatsoever,” and “Stone Lullaby,” which presented guitarist Duane Eddy as well as the vocal group the Blossoms. After “Stone Lullaby,” Scepter Information went of business and Thomas going to Paramount. At Paramount, Thomas got no strikes, prompting the vocalist to pursue a fresh country-pop path at ABC Information. “(Hey Won’t You Play) Another Someone Done Somebody Incorrect Melody,” his initial one for ABC, became his second number 1 record over the pop graphs, in addition to establishing a nation profession for the vocalist. For another 10 years, he continued to get strikes on the united states graphs, with several songs — especially “Don’t Get worried Baby” — crossing over in to the pop graphs. During this time period, he turned record businesses at an instant pace, nonetheless it do nothing to gradual the speed of his strikes. Thomas strike his nation top in 1983 and 1984, when he previously the main strikes “Whatever Occurred to OLD-FASHIONED Like” and “New Appears from a vintage Lover,” along with the Top Ten strikes “THE COMPLETE World’s in Like When You’re Depressed” and “Two Car Garage area.” Through the entire ’80s, B.J. Thomas documented several strike gospel information for Myrrh concurrently along with his nation strikes, but his most prominent melody was “So long as We Got ONE ANOTHER,” a melody that served because the theme melody towards the sitcom Developing Pains. By the end from the ’80s, the strikes began to dry out for Thomas, but he continuing to tour, and released the occasional nation and gospel record within the ’90s. In the brand new millennium, he focused primarily on Xmas and Christian recordings, however in 2013 he came back using the Living Room Periods, his initial secular record in years. This is a stripped-down assortment of addresses of his previous strikes, occasionally performed as duets with such superstars as Lyle Lovett, Vince Gill, and Keb’ Mo’; it debuted at 39 over the Billboard nation graphs. Also in 2013, the Country wide Academy of Documenting Arts and Sciences inducted “Raindrops Maintain Fallin’ on My Mind” in to the Grammy Hall of Popularity. In 2017, True Eliminated Music released New Appears from a vintage Lover: THE ENTIRE Columbia Singles, the very first thorough summary of his ’80s recordings.

Quick Facts


Full Name B. J. Thomas
Height 1.82 m
Profession Actor, Singer
Education Lamar Consolidated High School
Nationality American
Spouse Gloria Thomas
Children Nora Thomas, Paige Thomas, Erin Thomas
Parents Vernon Thomas, Geneva Thomas
Siblings Jerry Thomas, Judy Thomas
Awards Grammy Hall of Fame, Grammy Award for Best Inspirational Performance, Grammy Award for Best Gospel Performance, Contemporary
Music Songs Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head, Hooked on a Feeling, Rock And Roll Lullaby, Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song, I Just Can't Help Believing, I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry, Whatever Happened to Old Fashioned Love, Most of All, Home Where I Belong, The Eyes of a New York Woman, Everybody's Out of Town, No Love at All, Long Ago Tomorrow, New Looks from an Old Lover, Happy Man, Bring Back the Time, Billy and Sue, He's Got It All in Control, Pass the Apple Eve, Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head, Two Car Garage, I Can't Help It, Everybody Loves a Rain Song, I'm Gonna See Jesus, He's the Hand on My Shoulder, Jesus Hearted People, Mighty Clouds Of Joy, I Need to Be Still, I Want to Be More Like Jesus, Doctor God, Early Morning Hush, Still the Lovin' Is Fun
Albums You Gave Me Love (When Nobody Gave Me A Prayer), Longhorns & Londonbridges, Our Recollections, Sings for Lovers and Losers, Love Shines, New Looks, B. J. Thomas, On My Way, Happy Man, Reunion, Home Where I Belong, B.J. Thomas Country, Everybody's Out of Town, Young And In Love, Christmas Is Coming Home, Some Love Songs Never Die, Love to Burn, Raindrops Keep Fallin´ on My Head (Remastered), Hooked On a Feeling, Amazing Grace, Back Against the Wall, Midnight Minute, Happy Man (Remastered), Peace In the Valley, I Believe, The Lord's Prayer, Tomorrow Never Comes, Songs, I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry, ONCE I LOVED, B.J.!, Billy Joe Thomas, Christmas Collection (Live), The Living Room Sessions, The Best of B.J. Thomas, All the Hits - the Ultimate Collection, The Very Best of BJ Thomas, Hooked On A Feelin - The Best Of, Greatest and Latest, Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head - His Best Songs, Amazing Grace (Remastered), Golden Collection, Anthology, Vol. 1, Earliest Hits & Great Covers, 16 Greatest Hits, Greatest Hits (Re-Recorded / Remastered Versions), Golden Legends: B.J. Thomas, Christmas Favorites, B.J. Thomas Christmas, All Time Greatest Hits, All-Time Greatest Hits
Nominations Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance, Country Music Association Award for Single of the Year
Movies Jake's Corner, Jory


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Growing Pains 1988 TV Series performer - 1 episode
14th Annual Music City News Awards 1980 TV Special performer: "Walking On a Cloud"
Flipside 1973 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
The Johnny Cash Show 1971 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Long Ago, Tomorrow 1971 performer: "Long Ago Tomorrow" US release only
The 42nd Annual Academy Awards 1970 TV Special performer: "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head"
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid 1969 "RAINDROPS KEEP FALLIN' ON MY HEAD"
Loco x vos 2016 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Holy Hell 2016 Documentary performer: "Hooked on a Feeling"
Britain's Got Talent 2015 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Family Guy 2015 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Mike & Mike 2014 TV Series performer - 1 episode
One Hit Wonderland 2014 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Doonby 2013 performer: "Walk On" / writer: "Walk On"
$ellebrity 2012 Documentary performer: "Hooked On A Feeling"
Huckabee 2010 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Secret Diary of a Call Girl 2010 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Super Capers: The Origins of Ed and the Missing Bullion 2009 "Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head"
Seuls Two 2008 performer: "Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head"
Clerks II 2006 performer: "Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head"
Cold Case 2006 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The King 2005 performer: " Hey Won't You Play Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song" 1975 - as BJ Thomas
Spider-Man 2 2004 performer: "Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head"
The Power of Nightmares: The Rise of the Politics of Fear 2004 TV Mini-Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle 2003 performer: "Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head"
The In-Laws 2003/I performer: "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head"
Spy Hard 1996 performer: "Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head"
To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar 1995 performer: " Hey, Won't You Play Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song"
Chicago Hope 1995 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Forrest Gump 1994 performer: "Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head" 1969

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Jake's Corner 2008 Doc
Snowden on Ice 1997 TV Movie voice
Party with the Rovers 1983 TV Series
Jory 1973 Jocko

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Beneath the Beauty 2010 Documentary very special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack 2017 Documentary post-production Himself
Music City USA 2015 Documentary Himself
Rock N' Roll Stories 2015 TV Series Himself
Marie 2013 TV Series documentary
My Music: Burt Bacharach's Best 2013 TV Movie Himself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2013 TV Series Himself
The 20th Annual Movieguide Awards 2012 TV Special Himself - Performer
Huckabee 2010 TV Series Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 2010 TV Series Himself - Guest Vocalist
Marvin Hamlisch Presents: The '70s - The Way We Were 2010 TV Movie Himself
My Music: Movie Songs 2007 TV Movie Himself
My Music: Country Pop Legends 2006 TV Movie Himself
The Best of BJ Thomas Live 2005 Video Himself
Straight from the Heart: Timeless Music of the 60's & 70's 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
Dusty Springfield: Reflections 2003 Video Himself
VH-1 Where Are They Now? 2000 TV Series documentary Himself
Howard Stern 1998 TV Series Himself
Bobby's World 1991-1992 TV Series Himself
Hot Country Nights 1992 TV Series Himself
Night of 100 Stars III 1990 TV Movie Himself
America: The Great Mississippi 1987 TV Movie Himself
Hour Magazine 1987 TV Series Himself
Nashville Now 1985 TV Series Himself
On Stage America 1984 TV Series Himself
The 11th Annual American Music Awards 1984 TV Special Himself - Presenter
The Glen Campbell Music Show 1982 TV Series Himself
Hee Haw 1982 TV Series Himself
Nashville on the Road 1980-1982 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
Barbara Mandrell and the Mandrell Sisters 1981 TV Series Himself
The John Davidson Show 1981 TV Series Himself
The 23rd Annual Grammy Awards 1981 TV Special Himself - Performer
14th Annual Music City News Awards 1980 TV Special Himself - Performer
The Mike Douglas Show 1977-1979 TV Series Himself - Vocalist
The Cry of a Hurting World... I'm Hungry! 1977 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Wolfman Jack Show 1976 TV Series Himself
New American Bandstand 1965 1966-1975 TV Series Himself
Dinah! 1975 TV Series Himself
Flipside 1973 TV Series documentary Himself
The David Frost Show 1972 TV Series Himself
Rollin' on the River 1972 TV Series Himself
Make Your Own Kind of Music! 1971 TV Series Himself
The Johnny Cash Show 1971 TV Series Himself - Singer
The Ed Sullivan Show 1970-1971 TV Series Himself - Singer
The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour 1971 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1970 TV Series Himself
Musik aus Puerto Rico 1970 TV Movie Himself
The Everly Brothers Show 1970 TV Series Himself
The 42nd Annual Academy Awards 1970 TV Special Himself - Performer
4-3-2-1 Hot and Sweet 1970 TV Series Himself - Musician
Della 1969 TV Series Himself
Where the Action Is 1966 TV Series Himself

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