Originally posted by Tom Cavanaugh:
It is always sad when someone famous or close to us passes away. I must say however that I never considered Don Ho much of a singer. I'm not sure how he got to be so famous, maybe he was a fantastic entertainer. I thought most of the time he sounded drunk slurring his words and sliding from note to note.
Let the hate mail begin!
Tom, No hate mail, and you are correct, he wasn't a great singer however his stage presence and his charisma was equal to any I've known....he didn't have to be a great singer, he knew how to entertain an audience. He had people lined up to get near him.....and I feel fortunate to have shared many hours on and off stage with him.
He was the best thing to happened to Hawaii since Pineapples....