Saturday, April 14, 2007
Don Ho (1930-2007)
Ordinarily, an entertainer known basically for one song or perhaps a guest appearance on an old episode of The Brady Bunch, wouldn't merit an appreciation by me, but Don Ho's "Tiny Bubbles" holds a special place in my heart, especially given the month we are in right now. RIP Mr. Ho.
By JAYMES SONG
The Associated Press
Saturday, April 14, 2007; 8:52 PM
HONOLULU — Legendary crooner Don Ho, who entertained tourists for decades wearing raspberry-tinted sunglasses and singing the catchy signature tune "Tiny Bubbles," has died. He was 76.
He died Saturday morning of heart failure, publicist Donna Jung said.
Ho had suffered with heart problems for the past several years, and had a pacemaker installed last fall. In 2005, he underwent an experimental stem cell procedure on his ailing heart in Thailand in 2005.
Shows usually started and ended with the same song, "Tiny Bubbles." Ho mostly hummed as the audience enthusiastically took over the song's swaying, silly lyrics: "Tiny bubbles/in the wine/make me happy/make me feel fine."