Tiny Tim

Tiny Tim


4/12/1930, New York, USA



Birth Name

Herbert Khaury


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Eccentric entertainer Tiny Tim played regularly on the New York Greenwich Village circuit during the early/mid-60s. With his warbling voice, long scraggly hair and camp mannerisms, he specialized in show tunes dating back to the musicals of the 20s. Following an appearance in the movie You Are What…more


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    • Tiny Tim: I'd love to see Christ come back to crush the spirit of hate and make men put down their guns. I'd also like just one more hit single.

    • Tiny Tim: If at a show, I sing one or two songs from that time period (1920s), in the style of that singer... if I feel I did the singers justice, and it magnifies to the crowd and the audience connects to me... when they think they're coming out to see 'Tiptoe Thru the Tulips' and they hear something from 70 years ago that hits them in the heart... that's what has kept me alive.

    • Tiny Tim: (on old American popular songs from the beginning of the century) They put love on an angelic throne. Love is the same today, except it's gone down to a more debased situation. Too many do's and don'ts. I want to thrill the audience with these songs from the days of the Victrola. You know, everyone talks of black man's soul, rhythm, and blues. No one talks about the white man's soul. The white man's soul, in music, was songs like 'In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree' and 'Give My Regards to Broadway.'