In 1922 Nick Lucas started a very successful recording career pioneering jazz guitar, and in 1923 Gibson Guitar built the "Nick Lucas Special" - which would become a popular model among guitarists. By the late 1920's Lucas, known as "The Grandfather Of Jazz Guitar," had become well-known as "The Crooning Troubadour" due to his popular recordings. In 1929 Lucas introduced the song Tip-toe Through The Tulips in the musical Gold Diggers Of Broadway, which would become his signature song. The song was featured the following year in the theatrical short Sinkin' In The Bathtub - the first Looney Tunes cartoon, which was also the first cartoon from Warner Brothers. In 1968 the song was revived by singer and ukulele player Tiny Tim, who also made it his signature song. Lucas and Tiny Tim became friends, and in 1969 when Tiny Tim got married on The Tonight Show With Johnny Carson, Lucas was there to sing the song that they shared.
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