Our parents didn't get Tiny Tim...then again...neither did my generation. Tiny Tim was a curiosity though. Though he'd already obtained a cult following, it was Rowan & Martin's Laugh In that made Tiny Tim a household name.
Many are familiar with his version of Tip-Toe Through The Tulips. I posted another performance (above) of his as well. He had a comprehensive knowledge of popular pre-rock music in a time when rock music had taken the stage. Tim was playing the big gigs reviving the old songs of generations past.
Tim was a quirky fellow, and yet, a very traditional kind of fellow in real life.
"He was born to a Polish Jewish mother and a Lebanese Maronite Catholic father, and was raised in his father's faith. After attending a Jack Wyrtzen rally, he reportedly became a devout evangelical Christian, but he died a faithful practicing Catholic. On several of his records and interviews, he often proclaimed his devotion to Jesus." - Wikipedia