Thanks for all the music and the memories! The music shall live forever!

Don Ho
RIP 1930-2007

Don Ho


I have always been a big fan of Don Ho. As much as I enjoyed his signature song, Tiny Bubbles, I admit i always preferred Pearly Shells. I understand that Pearly Shells is an authentic Hawaiian Island melody, but the lyrics don’t have much to do with the original island song!

Don Ho was born 1930 in the little Honolulu neighborhood of Kakaako and is of Hawaiian, Chinese, Portuguese, Dutch, & German parentage. Don’s early days in entertainment began in a cocktail lounge called Honey’s, named after his mother. After a stint in the US Air Force, he returned to life back on the islands and assembled a band to draw in customers, and the rest is history!

Don Ho will live forever with his music! Thanks again for everything, Mr. Ho!