Nick Lucas in 19-what-the-70???

So, Nick Lucas introduced Tiptoe Through the Tulips in 1927.

You know the Jazz Age. The Roaring Twenties. F. Scott Fitzgeral and all that.

So, what a weirdo wonder to find him on The Tonight Show in 1970, singing the same song (apparently at the behest of a certain Mr. Tiny Tim).

He sounds great, and looks surprisingly agile.

I know 1927 to 1970 isn’t that long a time, but the two ages seem so very, very different. What a great connector–music.