I had such a crush on both him and Mac Davis. Beautiful man, singer, humanitarian. It’s hard when our heroes and crushes pass.
B.J. Thomas — the famous crooner behind hits like “Hooked on a Feeling” — has died.
The singer’s management team announced Saturday that Thomas had passed away of complications from stage 4 lung cancer … which he’d been diagnosed with in March. He’d been receiving treatment at a Texas hospital, and was hopeful for a recovery.
It’s reported Thomas died at his home in Arlington.
BJT is perhaps best known for singing the classic “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head” — which was featured in “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” — winning an Academy Award for Best Original Song and nominated for a Grammy in 1970 for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance. https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/?enablejsapi=1&origin=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.tmz.com&widgetid=1
Even before that, he had hit the charts with major success with his love song for the ages … performing “Hooked on a Feeling,” which garnered him mainstream success and going on to sell over a million records. He’s also remembered for a famous cover of “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry” — not to mention for singing the theme song to ‘Growing Pains’ … ‘As Long As We Got Each Other.’
‘Hooked’ went on to be covered over and over again as the years went on — and it became a staple for Valentine’s Day … serving as the song stuffed animals would sing when you pressed a button. The band Blue Swede did the most famous cover — and the tune was even featured on “Guardians of the Galaxy” … included in Star-Lord’s throwback playlist.https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/?enablejsapi=1&origin=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.tmz.com&widgetid=2
Thomas went on to have more success with songs like “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” … as well as several gospel albums such as “Home Where I Belong.”
He’s survived by his wife Gloria Richardson and his three children. Thomas was 78.
Thursday 18th March 2021 is the 20th anniversary of Eva Cassidy’s ‘Songbird‘ album becoming No.1 in the UK album chart. Originally released in 1998, 2 years after Eva’s death, it took a record-breaking 133 weeks to reach the top of the Official UK Album Chart, the most time any album has taken between release and becoming the UK No.1. The album spent a total of […]Eva Cassidy – 20th Anniversary Of ‘Songbird’ Album UK No. 1
Hey blogpeeps! So, I have been working on a book and am about halfway done. I could use help and advice. I understand the next step in this process is having grammer experts/proofreaders look over the story and they tell me whether to go back to my day job or call me the next James Cudney https://thisismytruthnow.com/as a writer. A wonderful reviewer like Kim over at https://cadburypom.wordpress.com/ is what I need!
So, the question is, where do we find those beta readers or proof readers? Or do I call an editor? Any advice is greatly appreciated.
It’s been 7 long years today, that I had to say goodbye to my beloved tabby Ollie. My baby boy, my ultimate joy, my bestest friend of 17 years. I still miss hím everyday, he was my heart, my world. I pray he hears me and knows how loved and missed he is.
In honor of such, I am sharing a couple of my own.
Each day plays a song
calls to my heart
& tugs at my soul
Face your fears
Hours go too quickly
I close my eyes
Life is singing
and I refuse
to turn a deaf ear to it
Throughout my life
so many times
I heard the songs of love
but never could hold the rythym
close to me.
You were a prayer
softly whispered on my lips
that’s how i’m certain
that you are a gift to me.
Your love has put music
in my heart
and the melody plays
continuously in my soul.
Like an artist’s brush
you have carefully stroked my whole life
creating a painting
depicting a forever love
no matter if we’re
running in the rain
or holding each other through the night
I wear your love
head to toe covering me…
giving me strength
and feeling so completely
uninhibitedly safe from harm
and very loved.
You have all of me, my love
When we think about gardening, one of the first things we think about are the flowers, foliage, or perhaps the plant has a unique looking feature. The one thing we don’t think about but is perhaps one of the most important things, is the soil. You all know what soil is… It is the skin […]The Soil.. The Mud.. The Dirt.. The Earth!
She’d had a years-long battle with Parkinson’s Disease.80s Ladies singer K.T. Oslin dies aged 78 after contracting Covid-19
This is a very moving and we’ll written post by Stephen. While I have never talked with him personally, I found this blog of his to be beautifully written. Heck I zoomed over to Amazon to buy a copy of his first book. I encourage my friends here to check out this post of his.