B. J. Thomas

Gospel Signer

Billy Joe "B. J. " Thomas is an American popular singer known for his chart-topping hits in the 1960s and 1970s—appearing on the pop, adult contemporary, country and Hot 100 charts.

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1942 Birth Born on August 7, 1942.


1966 23 Years Old In 1966, B. J. Thomas and The Triumphs released the album, I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry (Pacemaker Records). … Read More
1968 25 Years Old Thomas achieved mainstream success again in 1968, with the single "Hooked on a Feeling", which featured the sound of an electric sitar, first released on the album On My Way (Scepter Records). "Hooked on a Feeling" became Thomas's second million-selling record.
1969 26 Years Old 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. … Read More
1972 29 Years Old 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 which time he released two albums, Songs (1973) and Longhorns & London Bridges (1974). … Read More


1976 33 Years Old In 1976, Thomas released Home Where I Belong also produced by Chris Christian on Myrrh Records, the first of several gospel albums to be recorded by Thomas. … Read More
1981 38 Years Old In 1981, on his 39th birthday, Thomas became the 60th member of the Grand Ole Opry. … Read More


1985 42 Years Old Thomas first released this track on his 1985 album Throwing Rocks at the Moon (Columbia Records). … Read More


2011 68 Years Old On December 31, 2011, Thomas was the featured halftime performer at the 2011 Hyundai Sun Bowl in El Paso, Texas.
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