According to The Billboard Book of One Hit Wonders, the year 1965 was the 50th anniversary of the first nude scene in a motion picture (Annette Kellerman in Daughter of the Gods), a record was set for baking the largest loaf of bread ever (20 pounds and over 20 feet long) and the fashion fad of the day was paper dressed sold in cans. It’s no wonder that 4’11″ [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Little Jimmy Dickens[/lastfm]‘ one Top 40 hit, “May The Bird of Paradise Fly Up Your Nose,” happened that year.
Now 90 years old, still performing with 60 years as a member of the Grand Old Opry beneath his belt, Little Jimmy Dickens was born in Bolt, WV in 1920. When [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Roy Acuff[/lastfm] heard Dickens — a descendent of Charles Dickens — doing a radio spot in Saginaw, MI, he invited him the the Opry and the rest is history.
For his one entry on the pop chart, which hit Number 15 in December 1965, there really needs to be no introduction.