Israel Kamakawiwoʻole

Israel Kamakawiwoʻole

In 1988, Native Hawaiian singer-songwriter Israel Kamakawiwoʻole called a studio at 3 am and asked if he could record because he had a good idea. The studio owner said yes even though he had already closed the studio. About 15 minutes later he recorded Israel playing his ukulele and recorded “Over the Rainbow” in one take.

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