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George de Fretes and His Royal Hawaiian Minstrels

George de Fretes and His Royal Hawaiian Minstrels

George de Fretes and His Royal Hawaiian Minstrels


Indonesian artist, born in Bandoeng on December 23, 1921. From a young age he started to teach himself to play ukulele and Hawaiian guitar, by listening to records by Sol Hoopii and Andy Iona Long. In 1938 he formed The Royal Hawaiian Quintet, which became The Royal Hawaiian Minstrels one year later. With both this band and various other ones he continued to perform in Indonesia during the 1940s and 1950s. In 1958 the artist went to The Netherlands, where he reformed "Royal Hawaiian Minstrels" and the Krontjong band "Suara Istana". Read more on Last.fm
Indonesian artist, born in Bandoeng on December 23, 1921. From a young age he started to teach himself to play ukulele and Hawaiian guitar, by listening to records by Sol Hoopii and Andy Iona Long. In 1938 he formed The Royal Hawaiian Quintet, which became The Royal Hawaiian Minstrels one year later. With both this band and various other ones he continued to perform in Indonesia during the 1940s and 1950s.

In 1958 the artist went to The Netherlands, where he reformed "Royal Hawaiian Minstrels" and the Krontjong band "Suara Istana". Both bands were very succesful during the 1960s. In 1969 the artist settled in Los Angeles, U.S.A., where he passed away on November 19, 1981. Read more on Last.fm.

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