Duke who? (Duke ka-HAH-nah-MO-koo.) Here’s a short history and photos of his statue on Waikiki Beach. He’s called by many the “Father of Surfing” and a hero to most any surfer, including Woody, the lead character in our stage musical “Go-Go Beach” (book & lyrics by John Wimbs).
Woody’s big plan for the gang after graduation centers around a Used Car Lot he is about to inherit from his girlfriend’s father. A few scenes later, their flower-child pal Bulldog returns from San Francisco and has a few things to say about the blasphemy of naming a used car lot after the Duke, but until then it’s just the boys having some fun in the 1966 California sun!
So, here is Austin Miller, star of the 2006 NYMF production of Go-Go Beach, and more recently “Hot Danny” from the NBC reality show “Grease: You’re The One That I Want”, singing the song “Duke Kahanamoku’s Roadsters and Jalopies”.
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Duke Kahanamoku's Roadsters and Jalopies Lead vocal by Austin Miller Add'l vocals by Mike, Matt Hinkley, and a lot of other folks that helped out on "Surf's Up" Lyric by John Wimbs Music by Brent Produced by Brent (c) 2001 (p) 2007 John Wimbs, Michael Shaieb, Brent Lord