Gabby Pahinui

Hawaiian, Musical Artist

1921 – 1980

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Who was Gabby Pahinui?

Philip Kunia"Gabby" or "Pops" Pahinui was a slack-key guitarist and singer of Hawaiian music.

Gabby was born Philip Kunia Kahahawaii Jr. and later hānai into the Pahinui family as Philip Kunia Pahinui and raised in the Kaka'ako area of Honolulu in the 1920s. It was impoverished at the time, very much resembling a shanty-town with small cluttered buildings and tin roofs falling apart. He spent his childhood supporting his family by selling newspapers and shining shoes. He dropped out of school after 5th grade at Pohukaina School.

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Born
Apr 22, 1921
Honolulu
Also known as
  • Pops Pahinui
  • Charles Philip Pahinui
  • Gabby Pahanui
  • Gabby Pahinui and Group
Children
Ethnicity
  • Native Hawaiians
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Employment
  • City and County of Honolulu
Lived in
  • Waimanalo
  • Honolulu
Died
Oct 13, 1980

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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