Rupert Holmes, the multi-talented artist, penned the Tony winning musical The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Holmes was first known as a pop singer/songwriter. His first international hit was “Timothy” recorded by the Buoys. What is “Timothy” about?
“Timothy” is a song about a mine cave-in during which one miner, named Timothy, dies, and to survive the others cannibalize him. Leading to another type of mystery, as the lyric queries, “Timothy, where on earth did you go?”