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B. J. Thomas (born Billy Joe Thomas, 7 August 1942, Hugo, Oklahoma) is a country and pop music/gospel/soft rock/easy listening singer. Image File history File links Wikitext. ... is the 219th day of the year (220th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link will display the full 1942 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Hugo is a city located in Choctaw County, Oklahoma. ... Official language(s) None Capital Oklahoma City Largest city Oklahoma City Largest metro area Oklahoma City metro area Area  Ranked 20th  - Total 69,898 sq mi (181,196 km²)  - Width 230 miles (370 km)  - Length 298 miles (480 km)  - % water 1. ... This article includes a list of works cited but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... For other uses, see Pop music (disambiguation). ... Soft rock, also referred to as light rock or easy rock, is a style of music which uses the techniques of rock and roll to compose a softer, supposedly more ear-pleasing sound for listening, often at work or when driving. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see Singer (disambiguation). ...


Career

Thomas grew up around Houston, Texas, and is an alumnus of Lamar Consolidated High School in Rosenberg, Texas. Before his solo career, Thomas was with the musical group The Triumphs[1]. “Houston” redirects here. ... Official language(s) No official language See languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Largest metro area Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 261,797 sq mi (678,051 km²)  - Width 773 miles (1,244 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ... Lamar Consolidated High School is a grades 9-12 school located in Rosenberg, Texas, United States. ... Rosenberg is a city located in Fort Bend County, Texas. ... In music, a solo is a piece or a section of a piece played or sung by a single performer (solo is an Italian word literally meaning alone). ...


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, "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry". In the same year, Thomas released a solo album of the same name (Scepter Records). An album or record album is a collection of related audio or music tracks distributed to the public. ... In popular music, a chart-topper is an extremely popular recording, identified by its inclusion in a ranked list—a chart—of top selling or otherwise judged most popular releases. ... In popular music, a cover version, or simply cover, is a new rendition (performance or recording) of a previously recorded song. ... This article is about Hank Williams, Sr. ... For other uses, see Song (disambiguation). ... Im So Lonesome I Could Cry is a song written and recorded by American country music singer-songwriter Hank Williams in 1949. ... In music, a solo is a piece or a section of a piece played or sung by a single performer (solo is an Italian word literally meaning alone). ... An album or record album is a collection of related audio or music tracks distributed to the public. ... Scepter Records was started in 1959 by Florence Greenberg. ...


Thomas achieved mainstream success again in 1968, with the single "Hooked on a Feeling", which featured the sound of an electric sitar. "Hooked on a Feeling", was first released on the album On My Way (Scepter Records). While the 1969 film Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, featured Thomas performing the (Burt Bacharach and Hal David) song "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head". "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head" was the number one song on the Billboard Hot 100 in January 1970. The song was also released on the album of the same name. Look up mainstream in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... Hooked on a Feeling is a 1969 pop song written by Mark James originally preformed by B. J. Thomas. ... One type of Electric sitar (Coral Sitar® by Jerry Jones), with sympathetic strings and a buzz bridge An electric sitar is in fact a kind of electric guitar designed to mimic the sound of the traditional South Asian instrument, the sitar. ... This article is about motion pictures. ... Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid is a 1969 Western film that tells the story of bank robber Butch Cassidy (played by Paul Newman) and his partner The Sundance Kid (played by Robert Redford). ... This biographical article needs additional references for verification. ... Hal David (born May 25, 1921 in New York City, New York) is an American lyricist and songwriterFicticiousbyMichaelAlfredMontalbano. ... Raindrops Keep Fallin on My Head was the number one song on the Billboard Hot 100 list in the United States in January, 1970. ... “Hot 100” redirects here. ...


In 1975, Thomas released the album Reunion (ABC Records), which contained what would become his second number one hit single, "(Hey Won't You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song." Earlier hits include, "Just Can't Help Believing" (Billboard #9 in 1970) and "Mighty Clouds of Joy". ABC Records started in 1955 as ABC-Paramount Records, the recording arm of American Broadcasting-Paramount Theatres. ... In popular music, a chart-topper is an extremely popular recording, identified by its inclusion in a ranked list—a chart—of top selling or otherwise judged most popular releases. ... (Hey Wont You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song is an American country and pop song made famous by B.J. Thomas. ...


Noted tracks of the 1980s, include, "Two Car Garage", "Whatever Happened to Old Fashioned Love" and "New Looks from an Old Lover" (see 1984 in music). The 1980s refers to the years from 1980 to 1989. ... See also: // January 21 - Relax by Frankie Goes to Hollywood reaches number one in the UK singles chart: it spends a total of forty-two weeks in the Top 40. ...


Thomas scored another hit, recording "As Long As We Got Each Other", the theme to Growing Pains with Jennifer Warnes. A later version, used for the show's fourth season, was recorded with the British singer Dusty Springfield. Thomas first released this track on his 1985 album Throwing Rocks At The Moon (Columbia Records). For other uses, see Growing Pains (disambiguation). ... Drawing of Jennifer Warnes on the cover of her 1982 collection The Best of Jennifer Warnes Jennifer Jean Warnes (born March 3, 1947 in Seattle, Washington) is an American singer and songwriter. ... Dusty Springfield OBE (16 April 1939–2 March 1999) was a popular English singer whose career spanned four decades. ... Columbia Records is the oldest brand name in recorded sound, dating back to 1888, and was the first record company to produce pre-recorded records as opposed to blank cylinders. ...


Thomas has also authored two books and starred in the movie "Jory". Several commercial jingles, to include Coca-Cola, Pepsi, and Bell phone systems, featured his voice and music. For other uses, see Book (disambiguation). ... For other uses see film (disambiguation) Film refers to the celluliod media on which movies are printed Film — also called movies, the cinema, the silver screen, moving pictures, photoplays, picture shows, flicks, or motion pictures, — is a field that encompasses motion pictures as an art form or as... The wave shape (known as the dynamic ribbon device) present on all Coca-Cola cans throughout the world derives from the contour of the original Coca-Cola bottles. ... Pepsi Cola is a non-alcoholic carbonated beverage produced and manufactured by PepsiCo. ... The human voice consists of sound made by a human using the vocal folds for talking, singing, laughing, crying and screaming. ... For other uses, see Music (disambiguation). ...


Thomas has continued to record and tour, maintaining a smaller but loyal fan base. He has also found some new fans in Contemporary Christian Music. In 2002 he charted his first single since the late 1980s, with "You Call That A Mountain" from the album of the same name. “Sound recorder” redirects here. ... For more information on fans of football (soccer), see Football (soccer) culture. ... Contemporary Christian Music (or CCM; also by its religious neutral term Inspirational music) is a genre of popular music which is lyrically focused on matters concerned with the Christian faith. ... The 1980s refers to the years from 1980 to 1989. ...


References

  1. ^ Wirt, John. "The music never gets old for Thomas", The Advocate (Online), Feb 9, 2007, pp. 2. Retrieved on 2007-02-20. 

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External links

B.J. Thomas Official Website


 
 

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