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B.J. Thomas, 'Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head' singer, dies at age 78
(CNN)B.J. Thomas, whose smooth voice made him a country and pop crossover success, died Saturday of complications from lung cancer, his publicist said. He was 78.
Thomas first came to prominence with a cover of the Hank Williams standard "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry," spending 13 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1966. Two years later, he broke into the Top 5 with "Hooked on a Feeling," a song written by his childhood friend, Mark James.
A movie soundtrack propelled Thomas to superstardom in 1970. He was chosen to perform the Burt Bacharach and Hal David number "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head" for the film "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid," punctuating a memorable scene in which Paul Newman and Katharine Ross ride a bicycle together. It was Thomas' first No. 1 hit.