"Tiptoe Through The Tulips" was played as one of the pre-show tracks in Las Vegas, 2021.
Tim was previously mentioned via an interview called "Turning The Inside Out" published on Morrissey Central (July 2021):
"SAM: It’s not quite the same thing, I know, but you’ve also been playing a lot of Tiny Tim lately. What’s the attraction?
M: I was hoping you couldn’t hear. Well, he was a genius - let’s start with that. And I have enormous respect for anyone who can achieve originality in pop music because it’s so very rare, and he certainly did that. He had a terrific voice, and if you don’t think so then you should try to sing how he sang. You won’t be able to. Also, you can see where Sparks took their cue, and also why Bowie covered ‘Fill Your Heart’. In fact there’s a photo online from 1968 of Bowie staring lovingly at Tiny Tim. He wasn’t novelty as some people think. He was unique."
Tiny Tim was an American singer, ukulele player, and musical archivist. Born: April 12, 1932 in New York City, New York. Died: November 30, 1996 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
He was most famous for his rendition of "Tip Toe Through The Tulips" sung in a distinctive high falsetto/vibrato voice, and for his marrying his first wife, "Miss Vicki," live on the Tonight Show, on December 17, 1969.
Herbert Butros Khaury (April 12, 1932 – November 30, 1996), also known as Herbert Buckingham Khaury, and known professionally as Tiny Tim, was an American singer, ukulele player, and musical archivist. He is best remembered for his 1968 hit "Tiptoe Through the Tulips", which he sang in a falsetto voice.
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- [Morrissey Central] "Turning The Inside Out." (July 5, 2021) - Morrissey-solo (Jul 05, 2021)