We'll Remember You
A collection of remembrances of Hawaii's Don Ho have been compiled into a commemorative section to be distributed in tomorrow's Star-Bulletin, the day before his services on Waikiki Beach. Many readers shared their thoughts on the entertainer:
It is true that Don Ho helped a lot of young people who had musical talent. He never supported just "local kine talent," either! I am a good example.
In 1968 I came to Hawaii as a young malihini doctor. Don Ho discovered me when the late Stewart Diamond promoted me as "The Singing Surgeon." In 1969 Don invited me to perform on his show. I have an autographed photo of me playing the guitar and singing at Duke's.
Instead of me becoming an entertainer, though, Don Ho became my patient.
I will never forget those days, nor will I ever forget the thrill and excitement Don gave me as a young entertainer and doctor.
Dr. Ed Dierdorff, "The Singing Surgeon"