Cecilio & Kapono
Cecilio Rodriguez and Henry Kapono Ka'aihue first met each other in 1973, when Rodriguez was touring with Little Anthony and the Imperials as a guitarist and music director. The two discovered they had similar musical interests, and Rodriguez flew to Hawaii during a break in touring to play some gigs with Kapono. The duo sounded so great together that they began opening for Little Anthony, and before long they'd recorded a record together, their self-titled 1974 debut. Beloved for their folk-rock/Hawaiian hybrid, the group went on to release two more popular albums, Elua and Night Music, before disbanding.