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May 27, 2020

40 Vintage Photos of Tiny Tim in the 1960s and ’70s

Born 1932 as Herbert Butros Khaury in Manhattan, New York City, American singer, ukulele player, and musical archivist Tiny Tim began learning to play the violin and enjoyed performing at home for his parents at eleven.

In 1968, his first album God Bless Tiny Tim was released. It contained an orchestrated version of “Tiptoe Through the Tulips”, which became a hit after being released as a single. For All My Little Friends (1969) was a collection of children’s songs and was nominated for a Grammy Award.

After his career highlights in the late 1960s, Tiny Tim’s television appearances dwindled, and his popularity began to wane. He continued to play concerts around the United States, making several lucrative appearances in Las Vegas.

Besides “Tiptoe Through the Tulips”, Tiny Tim is also remembered for his cover hits and “Livin' in the Sunlight, Lovin’ in the Moonlight”, which he sang in a high falsetto voice.

Tiny Tim died in 1996 because of Stroke from a heart attack while playing at a gala benefit hosted by the Women's Club of Minneapolis, aged 64.

Here below is a photo collection that shows a young and funny Tiny Tim in the 1960s and 1970s.





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