A to Z BLOG CHALLENGE 2016 – LETTER T

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A to Z BLOG CHALLENGE – LETTER T 4bd62ad9-ea74-4273-967b-7c426c911c61 IMG_2361

Today we have the letter T to write something about.

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Letter T is for…Tiny Tim

Tiny Tim (Herbert B Khaury, 1932-1996), was an American singer. He was well known as the ukulele player with the high falsetto voice,and long curly hair. In 1969, he married ‘Miss Vicki’ on one of the first televised weddings. It was on “The Tonight Show With Johnny Carson”. I remember seeing this on TV. His best known song is called “Tiptoe Through the Tulips”. It is very unusual, and memorable. A fun fact: I once drew a huge poster of him, that was hung up in our high school cafeteria, during a special senior carnival event. On the picture of him, I wrote ‘Tiny Tim Loves You’. haha…actually everyone liked it.

Here’s Tiny Tim singing “Tiptoe Through the Tulips”

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Other interesting things starting with the letter T:

Twiggy (Lesley Hornsby [Lawson]) is an English model, singer, actress, who was very popular in the mid 60s. She wore the styles of the day, had very short hair, and wore eye make-up that made her eyes look large. Later, she did more acting, and won Golden Globe Awards for her performance in “The Boyfriend”. Today, she has her own Twitter and Blog account, which focuses on relevant styles for women in their 60s and 70s.

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Tie-Dye…It was a big thing to do back in the day. Taking a plain, white t-shirt, or other garment, tying or wrapping a rubber band around different sections of it, then dipping it in different color fabric dyes. When releasing the bands and drying the shirt, there would be unique patterns left from the dyes. I did a few of these, and they all turned out pretty cool.

Another great song from the Eagles, is “Take It to the Limit”. This song was written by Randy Meisner, Don Henley, and Glenn Frey, and released in 1975. Enjoy!

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6 responses »

  1. I remember Tiny Tim and Twiggy. The only thing about Twiggy is she was so skinny that I think a lot of girls got into eating disorders just trying to look like her. And I remember tie-dyed stuff. 🙂

    • It is fun to think back to all that was popular back then. I’m sure I heard there were questions about Twiggy, and it was a concern that girls were trying to look like her. It’s even worse now, what with photoshop, and airbrushing models in the magazines. Thanks for your thoughts, Deborah! Glad you enjoyed the look back! 🙂

  2. Tiny Tim was actually a pretty good singer, even when he didn’t sing with the falsetto. But it’s like the world forgot him after a while.

    I never got the sense that Twiggy was starving herself to have that skinny figure. I mean, she was only a kid when she modeled, and being skinny is pretty normal for teenagers (or at least it was in the Sixties). I read an article after she retired (at 21…) about how she was putting on weight and was happy to be doing so. I remember her in “The Blues Brothers,” and she was just stunning.

  3. I do think I remember reading that Twiggy, when questioned about her being so thin, said she was naturally built that way, and didn’t have an eating disorder. I mostly remember her modeling the fashions of the day, and her eye make-up. She went on to have a long lasting career, from what I’ve read. Thanks for the extra information, John! 🙂

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