Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Sainte-Marie Composes While on the Road.

Byline: Diana Heil Journal Staff Writer

Folk singer Buffy Sainte-Marie, known for her 1960s peace song "Universal Soldier," sought out a deserted island when fame began to suffocate her.

"I had a whole lot of money, and I was too famous," she said. "I was on tour, and I was a little fed up with not having any privacy. I had an upcoming concert in Honolulu, the only one I've ever done I don't perform at all in Hawaii because I really try to be anonymous so I asked a travel agent to send me to an island where I could really be quiet and private."

More than 30 years ago, the getaway in the countryside of Kapaa became her permanent home.

And until Sesame Street made it to Hawaiian television and blew her cover in the mid-1970s she starred in the show she lived under an assumed name and nobody knew she was an entertainer. …

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