Uncle Tom’s Gabbin’

Tom Moffatt
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Wednesday - April 22, 2009
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Gwen Stefani

HAWAII’S HOT Summer Concert will feature one of my favorites: Gwen Stefani and No Doubt ... stay tuned for details ...

The official White House Dog “Bo” is named after Rock & Roll Hall of Fame legend Bo Diddley.

Bo is pictured here next to his eternal sidekick and maracas shaker Jerome Green just before I introduced them at the June 1960 Show of Stars at the Aloha Theater in Hanapepe, Kauai ...

This weekend: The 34th Annual Spring New Products Show at Blaisdell Exhibition Hall features hot vocalist Tahiti Rey, body builder Michael Monis, tasty foods and tons of fantastic giveaways such as a Ford F150 4x4, free groceries, gas, trips and much more ... and Saturday there’s a free community event at Kualoa Ranch: the 10th annual Ho’okupu Aloha. For info, call 238-HULA (4852) ...

Attention Roosevelt ‘59 grads: 50-year reunion parties are happening this weekend. Call Karlotta Kaa @ 383-5222 for details


Local Magic: Buy One Get One Free for The Magic of Polynesia starring Hawaii’s super magician John Hirokawa at The Beachcomber Waikiki ...

This week in 1962: The Twist is the current rage with songs featured on my radio show, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, that include The Twist by Chubby Checker, Bunny Hop Twist by Ray Anthony, Patricia-Twist by Perez Prado, Twist, Twist Senora by Gary U.S. Bonds, Sugartime Twist by The McGuire Sisters, Twistin’The Night Away by Sam Cooke, Peppermint Twist by Joey Dee & The Starliters, and Everybody’s Twistin’ by Frank Sinatra.

Bo Diddley, Jerome Green

So the Show of Stars at the Civic Auditorium features Johnny Crawford, The Orchids (billed as the sensational Twist band from New York), Super Twist contests and Al Lucas. We also present the show on the Big Island, in Lihue on the Garden Island, and in Kahului, Maui. After returning to Honolulu for the final shows at the Civic, the last stop is Schofield’s Conroy Bowl ...

Fun Fact: The young star of the hit TV series The Rifleman, Johnny Crawford, collects data on William S. Hart, the silent movie Western hero. Johnny visits the Big Island’s Parker Ranch for a couple of days between shows at Honokaa and Hilo ...

The No. 1 record in Hawaii is Good Luck Charm by Elvis ...

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