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Tiny Tim

Amerikaans muzikant (1932-1996)
Tiny Tim eind jaren 80 in Tennessee

Tiny Tim (geboren als Herbert Khaury; Manhattan, 12 april 1932 – Hennepin County, 30 november 1996) was een Amerikaanse zanger en ukulelespeler, alsook muzikaal archivist.[1]

Hij is vooral bekend voor zijn versie van "Tiptoe Through the Tulips", dat hij met een hoge falsetto/vibrato stem bracht.[2]

ReferentiesBewerken

  1. Tranquada, Jim, The Ukulele: a History. University of Hawaii Press (2012), p. 153–4. ISBN 978-0-8248-3544-6.
  2. William Grimes. "Tiny Tim, Singer, Dies at 64; Flirted, Chastely, With Fame", December 2, 1996. Geraadpleegd op 2012-11-18. “Tiny Tim, whose quavery falsetto and ukulele made Tiptoe Through the Tulips With Me a novelty hit in 1968, died on Saturday night at the Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis. He was 64 and had lived in Minneapolis for the past year. The cause of death apparently was cardiac arrest, a nursing supervisor, Ellen Lafans, told The Associated Press. He had been in poor health recently, and collapsed onstage after suffering a heart attack while performing at a ukulele festival in western Massachusetts in September.”