BJT is perhaps best known for performing the classic “Raindrops Keep Fallin ‘On My Head” – which was featured in “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” – winning an Oscar for Best Original Song and nominated for a Grammy in 1970 for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance.
Even before that, he had hit the charts with major success with his love song for the ages… performing “Hooked on a Feeling,” which won him mainstream success and sold over a million. discs. He is also remembered for a famous cover of “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry” – not to mention the “Growing Pains” theme song … “As Long As We Got Each Other”.
“Hooked” has been picked up over and over again over the years – and it’s become a Valentine’s Day staple… serving as a song for stuffed animals when the push of a button. The group Swedish blue did the most famous cover – and the song was even featured on “Guardians of the Galaxy” … included on Star-Lord’s comeback playlist.
Thomas a continué à avoir plus de succès avec des chansons comme « Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song », « Rock and Roll Lullaby », « I Just Can’t Help Believing », « Don’t Worry Baby », « Whatever Happened to Old- Fashioned Love » … ainsi que plusieurs albums gospel tels que « Home Where I Belong ».
He is survived by his wife Gloria Richardson and her three children. Thomas was 78 years old.