Beyond 'Tiny Bubbles:' Don Ho, Hawaii's Favorite Son

By Karen Harris
Left: Johnny Cash and Don Ho in 1969. Right: Don Ho on the cover of his album 'Hawaii's Greatest Hits.'Source: NBCU Photo Bank; Wikimedia Commons

Hawaiian singer Don Ho, of "Tiny Bubbles" fame, was a popular entertainer throughout the '60s and '70s. In addition to recording hit songs, Ho entertained crowds at his wildly-popular stage shows in Las Vegas and on concert tours. He guest starred in some of the hit TV shows of the era and even hosted his own variety show. There was a lot more to Don Ho than Hawaiian shirts, ukuleles, and tiny bubbles -- he and his large family were and continue to be a beloved and looming cultural presence in Hawaii.