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B. J. Thomas
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Thomas in 1972
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Birth name Billy Joe Thomas
Born (1942-08-07)August 7, 1942
Hugo, Oklahoma, U.S.
Origin Houston, Texas, U.S.
Died May 29, 2021(2021-05-29) (aged 78)
Arlington, Texas, U.S.
Genres Country, pop, contemporary Christian, rock
Occupation(s) Singer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1966–2021
Labels Scepter, Myrrh, Columbia, ABC, Paramount, MCA

Billy Joe "BJ" Thomas (August 7, 1942 – May 29, 2021) was an American country singer-songwriter. Thomas was born in Hugo, Oklahoma.

His most famous songs are "Hooked upon a feeling" and "Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head", which was in the movie Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. He sang throughout the 1970s. He changed to Christian music in the 1980s. He won a Grammy Award for every year between 1977 until 1981.

In March 2021, Thomas announced that he was diagnosed with stage-4 lung cancer. He died from the disease on May 29, 2021 in Arlington, Texas at the age of 78.

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