Island history for May, Larry Ramos

14 May Island history for May, Larry Ramos

Aloha all,  I found out something today that I never knew.  Larry Ramos, a Kauai native , was the lead vocalist and lead guitar with the band “The Association” which produced such hits as “Along Comes Mary”, “Cherish”, and “Never My Love” during the 1960’s.  He was born in Waimea, Kauai in 1942 and raised right here on Kauai.  He was only 3 when his father presented him with his first musical instrument, an ‘ukulele that was strung with catgut.  He met fame after moving to Honolulu with his sister Carmen, won the Honolulu KGMB radio “Amateur Hour”, appeared in the film”Pagan Love Song” filmed here on Kauai starring Esther Williams, won the ‘ukulele contest by Arthur Godfrey and played the crown prince in the  musical “The King and I” with Yul Brynner.  Before joining The Association, he was one of the original members of the folk group the New Christy Minstrels where he sang lead on  “Windy” and “Never My Love” .  Larry is still performing with The Association and lives in Idaho.  Who knew.  I realize this is a blast from the past music wise but I still got a kick out if it.