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Rearview Mirror: Here’s to the ‘Suck ’Em Up’ saga

COURTESY ADRIENNE SWEENEY
                                The phrase “suck ’em up” isn’t used that much today, but you can still find Ho and Kui Lee albums, above, as well as T-shirts and other souvenirs, on eBay and other e-commerce sites that sell collectibles.
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COURTESY ADRIENNE SWEENEY

The phrase “suck ’em up” isn’t used that much today, but you can still find Ho and Kui Lee albums, above, as well as T-shirts and other souvenirs, on eBay and other e-commerce sites that sell collectibles.

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                                At one time the Don Ho Show gave away more than 20,000 “Suck ’Em Up” glasses a year.
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At one time the Don Ho Show gave away more than 20,000 “Suck ’Em Up” glasses a year.

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                                <strong>Kui Lee: </strong>
                                <em>He wrote “Suck ’Em Up” in an hour when Don Ho asked for a drinking song </em>
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Kui Lee:

He wrote “Suck ’Em Up” in an hour when Don Ho asked for a drinking song

COURTESY ADRIENNE SWEENEY 
                                Don Ho, left, made several Kui Lee songs famous, performing them at the International Market Place nightclub of Duke Kahanamoku, right.
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COURTESY ADRIENNE SWEENEY

Don Ho, left, made several Kui Lee songs famous, performing them at the International Market Place nightclub of Duke Kahanamoku, right.

COURTESY ADRIENNE SWEENEY
                                The phrase “suck ’em up” isn’t used that much today, but you can still find Ho and Kui Lee albums, above, as well as T-shirts and other souvenirs, on eBay and other e-commerce sites that sell collectibles.
STAR-ADVERTISER
                                At one time the Don Ho Show gave away more than 20,000 “Suck ’Em Up” glasses a year.
STAR-ADVERTISER
                                <strong>Kui Lee: </strong>
                                <em>He wrote “Suck ’Em Up” in an hour when Don Ho asked for a drinking song </em>
COURTESY ADRIENNE SWEENEY 
                                Don Ho, left, made several Kui Lee songs famous, performing them at the International Market Place nightclub of Duke Kahanamoku, right.