Don’s musical career includes many memorable hits, but I’ll Remember You, and Tiny Bubbles became his signature numbers. His singing career spanned four decades as he entertained multiple generations of island visitors. As laid back as his image, he often went onstage without rehearsal and performed like the pro he was. In addition to his Hawaiʻi shows, Don enjoyed successful runs at famous mainland venues such as the Coconut Grove in Los Angeles, where he played to sold out audiences.
Breaking out of Hawaiʻi, Don appeared on national variety and talk shows. As a Hawaiʻi icon, his name became synonymous with Waikīkī and the laid back style that he made popular. He was an entertainer all the way through to the end of his life. And his personality and style have become part of Hawaiʻi’s legend.