Billy Joe "B.J." Thomas (born August 7, 1942) is an American popular singer. He is particularly known for his hit songs of the 1960s and 1970s, which appeared on the pop, country, and Christian music charts. His best-known recording was the Burt Bacharach/Hal David song "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head".
Thomas has been married to singer and songwriter Gloria Richardson since December 1968. They have three daughters, Paige (born 1970), Nora (adopted from Korea in 1978), and Erin (born in 1979). They also have three granddaughters. Shortly after Thomas's career began, he became dependent on drugs and alcohol, which led to the marriage nearly ending and Thomas even coming close to death. Gloria became a Christian in 1975, and less than a month later, so did B.J.; most press sources indicate that Thomas has been sober since their separation was reconciled in 1976