Everybody knows the song “Raindrops Keep Falling on my Head.” Today I’m honoured to have the man who sang it on the show – the one and only BJ Thomas!
BJ Thomas shares with us how his career got started and how it’s been lasting to this day.
Evergreen hits like “Raindrops” and “Hooked on a Feeling” brought him national and world-wide recognition. He sold 70 million copies of his albums and was inducted into Grammy’s Hall of Fame.
In this episode we also chat about his growing up in Houston, how he has been spending time during the lockdown, and what’s coming next for him.
BJ is a very welcoming, down to earth artist, and after listening to our interview, I know which songs you will be listening to all day!
“For me, being at home during the pandemic has been like on a gig day, but with no show at the end.” – BJ Thomas
4:00 – How many times BJ sang the national anthem at baseball games.
7:58 – BJ’s approach to professionalism and perfectionism.
9:11 – What he has been doing during the pandemic.
11:00 – Where he grew up in Texas and his memories of Houston.
14:38 – Where his love for music came from, and how he started to perform.
17:30 – How BJ’s career took off.
20:15 – How he came to sing “Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head” in the Oscar-winning Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.
26:00 – How the song was received in the beginning.
28:00 – Other Burt Bacharach’s songs that BJ sang during his career.
29:25 – What is coming up for him and how he feels about potential touring.
33:00 – The popularity of “Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head” and “Hooked on a Feeling’,” and the movies they appeared in.
Listen to BJ Thomas on Spotify
BJ Thomas performing Raindrops at the Academy Awards
The bicycle scene from Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Hooked on a Feeling – the scene from the Reservoir Dogs
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