right|thumb|Tiny Tim on the cover of his live Albert Hall album
"Herbert Buckingham Khaury" (April 12, 1932 – November 30, 1996), better known by the stage name "Tiny Tim", was an American singer, ukulele player, and musical archivist. He is most famous for his rendition of "Tiptoe Through The Tulips" sung in his distinctive high falsetto / vibrato voice. He is generally thought of as a novelty act, though his records display a wide knowledge of American songs.
Tiny Tim's year of birth is unclear; he lied about his age on a number of occasions, and various sources give 1922, 1923, 1926, 1930, 1932, or 1933, although shortly before his death he said he was 64 years old, which would put his year of birth at 1932. According to http://www.tinytim.org/ www.tinytim.org, and photos taken of his passport and birth certificate, and his death certificate, Tiny was born on April 12, 1932http://www.tinytim.org/biography.html.
He was born in New York City, the son of a Lebanese father (Butros) and a Jewish mother (Tillie Staff). According to legend, he first sang in a lesbian cabaret bar. Whether this is true or not, he certainly went on to sing in a wide variety of clubs and b...