The Other Tim

Tiny Tim

If you ever have the chance to visit the Mount Vernon area in spring, you’re in for a real treat, especially around tulip time.
I put together some photos and video together in a little montage here.

The guy singing went by the name Tiny Tim. For those too young to remember, he enjoyed 15 minutes of fame in the late 1960s by appearing on “Laugh In” and some legendary appearances on “The Tonight Show” with Johnny Carson, including his on-TV marriage to “Miss Vicki”.
Hearing that song again reminded me of back when I was producer at KOMO Radio for the Larry Nelson show. Among my duties: interviewing touring celebrities, taking cuts from those interviews, writing up scripts and producing features as if Larry had talked with them. It was actually ME doing the interviewing, which gave me the chance to meet all kinds of folks: Steve Allen, Patty Duke, and Herbert Khaury, who had the stage name of “Tiny Tim”.
What I remember most about the interview is that Herbert arrived with his stringy Tiny Tim hair, was very gracious, talked in a gravely, distinct voice…and then, when the interview began, he slipped into that Tiny Tim persona. It was my first real up-close look at someone who the public knew as one person, but when the cameras and microphones were off, became another. He was actually quite knowledgeable when it came to music from the turn of the century and he shared stories about the songs he liked to sing, in that famous falsetto voice.

Just another leak in the dam of memories seeping out, that I thought I would share.

Tim Hunter

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