Thomas, B. J.

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Thomas, B. J. Gender: M
Billy Joe Thomas
born on 7 August 1942 at 11:00 (= 11:00 AM )
Place Hugo, Oklahoma, 34n01, 95w31
Timezone CWT h5w (is war time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 14°30' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 25°18 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 08°27'

B. J. Thomas (1972)


American singer of a mellow style which is suited to either formal or casual material. He came into the public view with his recording of "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry," which was followed by TV guest appearances. His best-known recording is the Burt Bacharach/Hal David song "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head". His version of "Hooked on a Feeling" is also well known.

Sexually abused by his father as a child, he was an alcoholic by age 13 and a drug abuser at age 15. Thomas could not get his life under control until after rehab in 1986.

Thomas has been married to singer-songwriter, Gloria Richardson, since December 1968. They have three daughters: Paige (born 1970), Nora (adopted from Korea in 1978), and Erin (born in 1979).

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Misc. : Retain professional help 1986 (Rehab for drugs and alcohol)

Source Notes

Bob Skeetz quotes Ellis Steward for B.C. in AA, 10/1975

Grazia Bordoni database, 'entertainment' file quotes Lescaut for same data but year of 1941.


  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Abuse Alcohol (Rehab)
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Abuse Drugs (Rehab)
  • Family : Childhood : Abuse - Incest (Father)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (One)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Three daughters)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Song writer
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc. (Mellow style)
  • Notable : Book Collection : American Book