August 7, 1942 in Hugo
Hugo, Oklahoma, United States
Billy Joe "B.J." Thomas (born August 7, 1942, Hugo, Oklahoma) is an American popular singer. He is particularly known for his hit songs of the 1960s and 1970s, which appeared on the pop, country, and Christian music charts. His most well-known recording was the Burt Bacharach/Hal David song "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head". Career: Thomas was raised in and around Houston, Texas, graduating from Lamar Consolidated High School in Rosenberg. Before his solo career, he sang in a church choir as a teenager, then joined the musical group The Triumphs. During his senior year he made friends with Roy Head of Roy Head and The Traits.