Tiny Tim (born April 12, 1932 – November 30, 1996) was an American singer, ukulele player, and musical archivist. He is best remembered for his rendition of "Tiptoe Through the Tulips" sung in a high falsetto/vibrato voice.
Tiny Tim was born in Manhattan, New York City, the son of Polish Jewish mother Tillie (née Staff), a garment worker, and Lebanese Catholic father Butros Khaury, a textile worker. He displayed musical talent at a very young age. In a 1968 interview on The Tonight Show, he described the discovery of his ability to sing in an upper register in 1952: "I was listening to the radio and singing along; as I was singing I said 'Gee, it's strange. I can go up high as well.'" He then entered a local talent show and sang "You Are My Sunshine" in his newly discovered falsetto. Although he stood 6'1", he started using the stage name Tiny Tim in 1962 when his manager George King booked him at a club that favored acts by performers who were short in stature...
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