Known as IZ to his fans, Hawaii's Israel Kamakawiwo'ole was a big man with a gentle voice. Born May 20, 1959, this ukulele-playing native son of the …
Remembering Israel 'IZ' Kamakawiwo'ole, the Voice of Hawaii
Even if you didn't know who IZ was, you've probably heard his music. Known for his lilting cover of 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow,' IZ was a big part of the Hawaiian Cultural Renaissance.