May 29 - B.J. Thomas Died

B.J. Thomas, the Grammy Hall of Fame inductee and award-winning country singer died. He was 78.

His biggest hits were 'Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on my Head', 'Hooked on a Feeling' and 'I Just Can't Help Believin''. 

Elvis Presley covered the latter, recording a live version for his 'Elvis: That's The Way It Is' movie and album on August 11th 1970. It was released as a single in the U.K. in November 1971, peaking at No. 6. on the single chart. It reached No. 13 in Canada, No. 6 in South Africa, and No. 12 in Ireland.

Elvis Presley also covered B.J. Thomas' hit 'It's Only Love' in 1971 where it reached No. 51 on the Billboard Top 100. Rereleased in 1980 the song reached No. 3 on the U.K. Singles chart. 

(Source: Variety / Country Hang Daily)