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Uncle Tom’s Gabbin’ - April 16, 2008 | Uncle Toms Gabbin | Midweek.com

Uncle Tom’s Gabbin’

Tom Moffatt
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Wednesday - April 16, 2008
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David Paich
David Paich

SO EXCITED ABOUT the highly anticipated return May 27 of one of my favorite bands: Earth, Wind & Fire! It’s been six years since they last appeared at Blaisdell Arena with two sold-out shows. Because of scheduling, there’s only one night this time, so don’t wait - nab those tickets, on sale this Saturday ...

Australia’s John Butler made a lot of new fans last week at Pipeline Café. Often compared to pal Jack Johnson, he and his family managed some R&R on the beautiful North Shore in a gorgeous beach home. What a surprise for him to find, as he turned the keys over to the rental agent, that the home he’d been staying in belonged to Pete Johnson, Jack’s brother ...

Drummer Tris Imboden of Chicago lives on Kauai and when at home spends his free time surfing. Ironically that’s what brought Tris on his first visit to Hawaii - as a member of the band Honk when they appeared at Andrews Amphitheater July 5, 1974. Their big hit: Pipeline Sequence from the classic surf film Five Summer Stories ...

Toto‘s David Paich is relaxing in Hawaii with longtime pal Steve Ozark, honcho of Caterer to the Stars, after dates in Japan with Toto and Boz Scaggs. David tells me he may return to accompany Boz at his “Pink Night” show on Mother’s Day at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel. Paich’s friendship with Boz goes back to the days of Silk Degrees, when he wrote or co-wrote nearly every hit on the platter: What Can I Say, Lowdown and Lido Shuffle among them. Their latest endeavor is Boz Scaggs’ Live CD, recorded at the Filmore, with David producing ...

Julio Iglesias and Tom
Julio Iglesias and Tom

The Honolulu Clarinet Quartet hour of music at noon this Sunday at the Honolulu Academy Of Arts sure sounds interesting. Its scheduled repertoire ranges from Pupu a’o Ewa to The Threepenny Opera along with compositions by Scott Joplin, Mozart and Erroll Garner!

This week in 1983: Julio Iglesias makes his first appearance in Hawaii. I had enjoyed watching him perform in Australia, but when William Morris called and said he wanted to perform here, I was apprehensive as he was pretty much unknown in Honolulu. Luckily, with hotel support from the Kahala and lots of air-play by the legendary J. Akuhead Pupule (whose Hispanic girlfriend loved Julio’s music), we got him here, and it was a smash! Two sold-out nights at Blaisdell Concert Hall, scores of women swooning in the aisles ...

The No. 1 record in Hawaii is Billie Jean by Michael Jackson ...


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