BJ Thomas, singer of “Raindrops keep fallin ‘on my head”, is dead

He had reached the top of the charts. American singer BJ Thomas, performer of the song Raindrops keep fallin’ on my head, died Saturday May 29 of lung cancer at his Arlington, Texas home at the age of 78, his agents said in a statement. Winner of five Grammy Awards between 1977 and 1981, he first became known to the public in 1966 with a cover of country singer Hank Williams, I’m so lonesome I could cry, then with the song Hooked on a feeling in 1968.

“Few artists have left a more memorable mark on the American musical landscape than BJ Thomas”, underlined its agents on their site. “With his silky, rich voice, and his infallible sense of song, Thomas’ vast career has embraced several styles, including country, pop, and gospel,” they added.

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