Uncle Tom’s Gabbin’

Tom Moffatt
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Wednesday - August 19, 2009
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Gwen Stefani

HAD A NICE chat with super producer Bob Rock backstage at last Tuesday’s No Doubt concert. Bob told me he’s working with Gwen Stefani‘s husband Gavin Rossdale on his new CD. Last time we met was at Michael Bubl‘s Maui concert, where Bob and Michael discussed a forthcoming recording project - which has been completed and is due for release. Can’t wait! ... Wednesday night was the finale of the No Doubt tour -

what a show! ...

Spotted Saturday night at new hotspot Apartm3nt: loud lounge singer Richard Cheese, in town recording some vocals with unmentioned Hawaiian artists and enjoying the No Doubt concert ...

Fun fact: Dick had a smashing performance at Pipeline Caf in February, where some of the crowd favorites were Don’t Cha from the Pussycat Dolls and Island In The Sun from Weezer ...

They’ve got enough gold records to revive the economy! Experience a night of memorable songs with The Coasters, Platters and Drifters this Friday, Aug. 21 - part of Hawaii’s 50th Anniversary Celebration at the convention hall. I’ve introduced them all on different occasions, but never in one show together - WOW! Get ready for the hits - and wear your dancing shoes ...

Fun Fact: The Platters kicked off 1959 on New Year’s Day along with Bobby Darin in the 12th Show of Stars at the Civic Auditorium ...

The inspirational 60-minute 2000 documentary, John A. Burns: The Man and His Times, has been updated for rebroadcast and release in a special statehood anniversary commemorative DVD by EMME Inc. This exceptional encore presentation on Hawaii’s former governor will be shown this Thursday, Aug. 20, at 8:30 p.m. on PBS Hawaii Channel 10 ...

This week in 1959: President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs the Proclamation of Statehood for Hawaii on Aug. 21, which also happens to be the first night of a three-night run of the 17th Show Of Stars at the Civic Auditorium. Featuring Neil Sedaka, Jo-Ann Campbell and Duane Eddy & The Rebels, it’s the first Show Of Stars held in the state of Hawaii! For 20-year-old sensation Sedaka, it’s his first visit to the Islands to make his first professional appearance on the very first night we’re the 50th state ...

The No. 1 record in Hawaii is Mama, Can I Go Out Tonight? by JoAnn Campbell ...

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