Goldmine Magazine’s Hall of Fame continues to recognize musical greats from Woodstock to Motown and from Country to Heavy Metal with the inductions of Joe Cocker, B.J. Thomas, Mötley Crüe and more
Having recorded greats such as “Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song” and “Don’t Worry Baby,” B.J. Thomas told Goldmine just what albums influenced him.
Just nine days past his 68th birthday, Thomas wowed his obviously devoted followers in New Jersey with a 90-minute set that read like a greatest hits package of the ’60s and ’70s.
“Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On Me” was the song nobody seemed to want. As legend has it, Ray Stevens and Chet Atkins passed on it. And, reportedly, so did Bob Dylan.
That’s where he hosted a New Year’s Eve party for the second year running, celebrating with his family and friends, with entertainment provided by a host of acts, including Flash and The Board of Directors, Vaneese Starks, The Short Cuts, B.J. Thomas and Billy Lee Riley.