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BJ Thomas

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Birthday
7, 1942
Birthplace
Hugo, OK
DEATH DATE
May 29, 2021 (78)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
7, 1942
Birthplace
Hugo, OK
DEATH DATE
May 29, 2021 (78)

About

Grammy Award-winning country and pop singer who released many top hits, including "Hooked on a Feeling" and "Happy Man." He released over 50 albums throughout his prolific career. He won 5 Grammy awards during his career. 

Before Fame

Thomas sang with his church choir as a teenager. He formed his first band, The Traits and the Triumphs, with his high school friends.

Trivia

He earned his first #1 single in 1969 with "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head." He died at the age of 78 after a battle with lung cancer. 

Family Life

He married his girlfriend Gloria Thomas in 1968 and had three children.

Associated With

He worked with Ray Charles on the 1984 single, "Rock and Roll Shoes."