Blue Star

Music Man
By: 
Scott Sullivan
“The road isn’t easy,” said Thomas. “You need a burning desire to do it. I still have that. Music is an emo-tional thing for me, about peace and sanity.”

B.J. Thomas’ star was rising when he heard Burt Bacharach wanted to try him out singing a song the composer had written for “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” a film starring Paul Newman and a then little-known Robert Redford.

For full story, pick up a copy of the June 19 Commercial Record or subscribe to the e-edition.

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