Rodney Graham - God Bless Tiny Tim

Year: 
2018
Material: 
Silkscreen print on C-MAT 150 gr.
Dimensions: 
94 x 68 cm
Edition: 

Signed and numbered edition of 25 (+ 5 A.P)

Series: 
Public Poster Program (bis 3)
Price: 
Price on request
Extra: 

Graham turns the title of a 1968 LP by ukulele player and falsetto singer Tiny Tim into a tribute to the late musician, best known for "Tiptoe Through the Tulips" and for marrying his 17 year old bride on the Tonight Show, with Johnny Carson officiating (power companies reported overloads when more than 40 million people tuned in to watch).

God Bless Tiny Tim is the beak-nosed troubadour's first album, produced by Richard Perry (Captain Beefheart, Harry Nilsson, Diana Ross, Ringo Starr). It featured an orchestrated version of the 1929 song "Tip-Toe Thru' The Tulips" (which reached #17 on the hit parade) and a version of Sony and Cher's "I Got You Babe", in which Tiny Tim duets with himself, performing both the baritone and falsetto roles.

Tiny Tim died in 1996, onstage, singing his signature song.

(Text by Dave Dyment for artistsbooksandmultiples.blogspot)

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