He gained prominence while singing at the now-defunct Duke Kahanamoku's in Waikiki from 1964 to 1970. The lounge was a hot spot for local and visiting entertainers, who would stop in to watch Ho perform or join him on stage.
His fame spread to the Mainland after he appeared at the Coconut Grove in Los Angeles in 1966.
His sold-out shows led to appearances at the Sands in Las Vegas, Harrah's at Lake Tahoe and at hot spots in New York and Chicago. He also made guest appearances with Johnny Carson, Joey Bishop and Art Linkletter.
Saturday, April 14, 2007
DON HO, 76
Entertainer known as "King of Waikiki." Sang "Tiny Bubbles." Died Saturday. The Honolulu Advertiser reports:
According to The Associated Press, he was born Donald Tai Loy Ho.