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Harry Owens

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O'Neil, Nebraska, USA
One of the foremost exponents of Hawaiian music, Harry Owens arrived in the islands in 1934 and became quickly enamored with the local scene. Owens had been a straight trumpet player in Los Angeles dance bands (at the Ambassador Hotel Cocoanut Grove and for Vincent Rose). His previous experience as a leader dated back to 1926, when he fronted a band at the Lafayette Cafe in L.A.. His song "Aloha Oe" was heard by the manager of the Royal Hawaiian Hotel, who asked Owens to establish a house orchestra at his resort. Read more...

Actor

Character: Royal Hawaiians Orchestra Leader

It's a Date 1940

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Character: Orchestra Leader Harry Owens

Harry Owens and His Royal Hawaiians 1944

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