NO MORE DON HO SHOW
For the benefit of younger readers, Don Ho was possibly the biggest singing star ever of Hawaiian entertainment, with a wide following of fans throughout the nation. Few people in my generation traveled to Hawaii without seeing his show. Don Ho’s most famous songs were “Tiny Bubbles” ("Tiny bubbles/in the wine/make me happy/make me feel fine.") and my favorite “Pearly Shells.” I remember Don Ho’s show as a relaxing evening of good music, laid back self-deprecating humor. His style was not very hip by today’s raunchy standards, but was nice to be entertained by good music not cacophony.
The photo shows my wife Marlene with Don. After the show, he was very generous in allowing fans to have their pictures taken with him. Many years previously her mother Edith Wagner also enjoyed the Don Ho show.