There are some songs that just stick around in your brain when you hear them in movies. That’s why soundtracks can be so popular – you want to find out what the song was. It can also help increase a band’s popularity by a LOT. A previously unknown band can become somewhat of overnight successes. Here’s a video that shows a performance by someone who does owe some of his fame to a particular movie.
BJ Thomas is playing a concert in Branson, Missouri, and he confidently walks around the stage, singing his popular song, “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head”. The audience eats up his performance, as well as they should. While he’s not prone to histrionics like some other artists, he still commands attention on the stage. After that song, he plays one of his newer songs the rest of the video.
The album reached No. 12 in the United States and No. 10 in Canada. It was part of the soundtrack for “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid”, which also surely helped his popularity. He’s had quite a few albums chart over the decades, including as recently as 2013. The “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head” peaked as a single, hitting No. 1 in 1969. This man is far from a one-hit wonder.
What I find amazing is that at the time that this video was shot, he was 65. He has a better head of hair at that age than most people 30 or more years younger. He seriously does not look like he was on the other side toward 70. Had I not looked up his age, I would have pegged him as being in his 50’s, at most. Oh well… some people have some really, really, good genetics. His voice is still great, too.
Did you remember hearing this in “Butch Cassidy”? It was also in “Spider-Man 2”, which might have attracted some new listeners. Did you ever get to see him live? We’d love to hear any stories you might have. Also, please “Like” us on Facebook.
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