August 27, 1942 Happy Birthday B.J. Thomas!
I first heard this Burt Bacharach/Hal David hit by B.J. Thomas in the movie Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. I was 13 years old and I’ll never forget that the heroes Robert Redford and Paul Newman go out guns a blazing and face like a hundred Bolivians with guns.
Now, they don’t show it, but you know they die. I hate it when the hero dies. What kind of freakin’ movie lets the hero die?
Tonight I hosted the Songwriters Guild of America’s Songwriters Circle at the Red Lion. This long running circle is powerhouse Ann Ruckert’s baby and I’m honored to do this the last Monday night of every month at 7pm.
Always a fun and creative night. We had a good lineup and I brought Elle Winter out to sing. She did great and people are always thrilled to see a 13 year old singing her face off. Her youtube channel is rocking. She’s going on tour this weekend and her song will be released soon on Disney! Hot stuff!
When I was 13 I was playing ball, riding bikes and watching Disney!
And seeing a movie where the hero dies!
Nice song, though. And B.J. Thomas sings the hell out of it. Happy BD dude!