June 12, 2017 Records of the Day

B.J. Thomas was a hit-making machine in the 60s and 70s. In 1968 he had two massive hits with “Eyes of a New York Woman” and “Hooked on a Feeling.” The next year the movie “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” was released featuring B.J.Thomas singing “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head,” which was not only a #1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 but also won an academy award for best original song. But B.J.’s first million-seller came in 1966 with a cover version of Hank Williams’ “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry.” The 45 is worth no more than $20.00 but the album, released on Pacemaker records, is worth up to $125.00 today.

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