FUN Music for Beginners
Ukulele lessons for your classroom
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Elvis Presley - Hawaiian Sunset from the film Blue Hawaii
1910 -1930's The ukulele was very popular.
Here is a short video history of just a few of the great ukulele musicians. Part 1
From World War II to 1960's the ukulele continued to gain interest.
Tiny Tim's appearance and demeanor were eccentric: shy and demure, he was also very tall with long, curly hair and an extraordinary falsetto voice.
Sadly, Tiny Tim closed the era of extreme popularity of the instrument on the mainland without making a bridge to the future.
In the 1970's the interest in ukulele disappeared because of one man, Tiny Tim and his song "Tip Toe Through the tulips".
Cliff Edwards - Singin' In The Rain 1929 Ukulele Ike
1993 - Hawaiian Musician Israel "IZ" Kamakawiwo'ole made the world take notice of the ukulele again.