He was big time. But to Don, it "ain't no big thing."
Whether a lifelong friend, an aspiring performer looking for a break, a grandmother from Peoria, or a member of the military, you mattered to Don Ho. In a one-on-one encounter or an appearance before hundreds on his stage, he made you feel special in his genuine "local boy" style.
There was so much more to Don Ho than "Tiny Bubbles" and "Pearly Shells."
That is the legacy of Don Ho, whose indelible memories and contributions during his lifetime provide an inspired foundation for the future.
Don's music is the cornerstone on which he built his extraordinary entertainment career and that he used so effectively to communicate with people on all levels. It is the language through which he spoke from his heart to the world.
And, as he expressed in song, "If I had to do it all over again, every scene and every dream I'd relive. For this masquerading soul has played out every role. And I'd do it all over again.'
Whether you're a Hawaii kamaaina (oldtimer) or malihini (newcomer), may you find here that special connection with the Islands that was the essence of Don Ho.
From left to right Jackie Lei a.k.a. "Tiny Bubbles", Hoku and Haumea Ho carry on the Ho Show Tradition