Percussionist Augie Colon dies

Augie Colon, percussionist and the voice behind the exotic, jungle sounds of Martin Denny’s 1956 hit song, “Quiet Village,” died Friday in Honolulu. He was 76.
“This marks the passing of a giant, as far as I’m concerned,” Denny said last night of the talented, charismatic man who walked into his life nearly 50 years ago. Phyllis Uilani Kaahanui, Colon’s wife of 30 years, said Colon died at The Queen’s Medical Center of complications from diabetes.

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