Tiny Tim was born Herbert Khaury, and gave his birth date as April 12, 1932. He grew up in New York in the Washington Heights section of Manhattan.
Tiny Tim signed a record deal with Reprise and issued his debut album, God Bless Tiny Tim, in 1968. His signature rendition of“Tip-toe Thru' The Tulips With Me” became an instant hit, and the LP sold over 200,000 copies. The other songs on the album displayed his wide ranging knowledge of the American songbook, and also allowed him to demonstrate his baritone voice, which was less often heard than his falsetto.
In August 1970 Tiny Tim performed at the Isle of Wight Festival 1970 in front of a crowd of 600,000 people. His performance, which included English folk songs and rock and roll classics, was a huge hit with the multinational throng of hippies. At the climax of his set, he sang “There'll Always Be an England” through a megaphone which brought the huge crowd to its feet. This can be seen in the 1995 movie of the event Message to Love.
On 30 November 1996 Tiny collapsed seconds after playing “Tip-toe Thru' The Tulips With Me” during a performance in Minneapolis, dying off-stage in the arms of his 3rd wife, Miss Sue.
On "From The Series of Tiny Tim's Treasury of Popular Songs" - Chameleon and Wonderful World Of Romance For Tiny Tim Fans Only are first time on CD. STARDUST is a compilation of 26 previously unreleased tracks. 3 titles were scheduled to go on sale simultaneously in 2006. Each title with a 16 page art quality booklet curated with rare images and thoughtful text (CD Design Concept and Packaging by Mojo Associates for Fine Art).Tiny Tim 3-CD set is available for AUD$60 and no shipping and handling fees. Click here for more details about this special offer.
"These are now on meticulously mastered CDs from Japanese label Zero Communications. Chameleon, Wonderful World of Romance and Stardust cover everything from It's a Long Way To Tipperary to Highway To Hell, from Brother Can you Spare Me A Dime to Staying Alive. Tim's energy and enthusiasm never abates." - Mojo Music Magazine, P 126, June 2007."For the initiated, thoght, these albums are all superb." - Ugly Things #27 Summer/Fall P 211, 2008.
Also CD reviews in UNCUT magazine (P 115, June 2007) and RECORD COLLECTOR magazine (P 112, May 2007)...
Listen to Samples - To hear a song sample, click on each title. From CHAMELEON - Brother, Can You Spare A Dime? (E.Y. "Yip" Harburg & Jay Gorney, 1931)From WONDERFUL WORLD OF ROMANCE FOR TINY TIM FANS ONLY - Wonderful World Of Romance (2nd Session)(Henry Wood, 1918)From STARDUST - Stardust (Finale) (Hoagy Carmichael & Mitchell Parish, 1929)
Tiny Tim's "A Pocketful of Dreams"Free music samplers - 12 songs, over 41 minutes of listening! 8 tracks previously unreleased of Martin Sharp recordings from the vaults of the Tiny Tim Treasury of Popular Songs. Click each track name in "A Pocketful of Dreams" pop_up window below.NEW! Tiny Tim - List of WorksClick here to Tiny Tim Interview by Lowell Tarling (4 April 1992 - 12,536 words)