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Hawaiian Musician Martin Pahinui Dies

todayMay 28, 2017

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Martin Pahinui, son of famed Hawaiian musician Gabby Pahinui and a musician, vocalist, and Hoku Award-winning recording artist, died today at his home in Waimanalo, his family said. He was 65.

His Facebook page is at: https://www.facebook.com/Martin-Pahinui-195893783796263/

He earned seven Na Hoku Hanohano Awards between 1983 and 1988 as a member of the Peter Moon Band during the peak of the group’s popularity and sang lead vocals on several of the group’s biggest hits.

Pahinui had been struggling with cancer, a family statement said.

He performed with numerous artists, including with his father in the Gabby Pahinui Hawaiian Band. He also performed with the Peter Moon Band, the Young Fascination, Hawaiian Expressions, the Pahinui Brothers, and Hui Aloha.

He is survived by his wife Ruth and sons Gabby and Kale.

Written by: KNKR News

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