Uncle Tom’s Gabbin’

Tom Moffatt
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Wednesday - July 01, 2009
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MICHAEL JACKSON‘s last U.S. concert was at Aloha Stadium 12 years ago. It was the biggest concert I’ve ever been associated with - two packed nights with tickets selling out in hours. No one, before or since, has sold out two nights in Aloha Stadium. An extraordinary engagement with an extraordinary performer - one I’ll always remember. Aloha, Michael ...

WOW! Two of the hottest female vocalists in the music world will be performing here within three days of each other. Gwen Stefani and No Doubt in Blaisdell Arena Tuesday/Wednesday, Aug. 11 and 12; and Saturday, Aug. 15, Fergie and Black Eyed Peas at BayFest at the Marine Corps Base Hawaii ...

Calling all songwriters! Are you looking to develop your talent? It’s the first Mele Songwriters Workshop July 10-12 at Honolulu Community College Building 2, Norman Loui Conference Center. The workshop is designed for songwriters, from beginners to professional, looking for new ideas. For more information, e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) ...

Kristen and Dax

Summer fun in the sun: Hawaii-lovin’ hottie Kristen Bell was spotted on another vacation with boyfriend Dax Shepard ...

Also flaunting her curves shoreside was Hilary Duff ...

A little tropical getaway for Eddie Murphy ... Sources say he is in better shape then ever, and was sporting a six pack of abs at the beach! ...

Hilary Duff

This week in 1965: The Kinks perform at the H.I.C. for the Royal Ball, which also features Hawaii’s Spirits, Undertakers, Moptops and Casuals. Tickets? $2 ...

The next day we board an Army bus for a show at Schofield’s Conroy Bowl. I remember brothers Ray and Dave Davies writing a song on the bus ride. Wonder if it could’ve been their 1970 hit, Lola? As I recall, it kinda sounded like it. Take a listen Saturday morning on The Rock & Roll Drive In and I’ll play it for you!

The No. 1 record in Hawaii is I’m Henry VIII, I Am by Herman’s Hermits ...

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