Uncle Tom’s Gabbin’

Tom Moffatt
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Wednesday - August 16, 2006
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IF THIS HAPPENS, it could be a real coup: Eddie Sherman still hasn’t lost his knack for finding scoops. He reports that the Rascals are very close to reuniting - and are considering kicking off their tour in their favorite place in the world, Hawaii ...


Congrats to Henry Kapono and his lovely wife, Lezlee, on the birth of their twins - daughter Cassandra and son Kapono, the “new” C&K ...

Elizabeth Taylor
Elizabeth Taylor

Lovely film and TV production coordinator (Baywatch, Lost) Angie LaPrete also gave birth to a baby girl, Aya, last week. Proud papa Chico Powell is all smiles ...

The legendary and beautiful actress Elizabeth Taylor popped into town last week for a quick Waikiki vacation ...

Go Jimmy Go hits the road for the rest of the month, doing a two-week West Coast tour that takes them from San Francisco to San Diego, with a stop in Phoenix along the way ...

Jazz fans are plenty happy with Hank Taufasau‘s new club, The Dragon Upstairs, located above Hank’s in Chinatown. It’s an upscale club for downtown folks, with Pierre Grille and Genai performing on Friday nights ...


If someone is trying to sell you a couple of primo Adamas guitars, put a call into HPD. The guitars, belonging to Mike Kaawa and Brother Noland, were stolen out of the back of Mike’s van after a gig at Koolau Golf Course last week (da buggahs even stole Mike’s cell phone) ...

The Beatles
The Beatles

This week in 1964: Dick Clark brought his Caravan of Stars to Honolulu to play two shows - in the same day - at the Blaisdell Arena and Conroy Bowl at Schofield Barracks. Dick emcee’d the earlier Arena show, while I did the honors at Conroy. The lineup, featuring Round Robin, Dixie Cups, Bobby Freeman, Mike Clifford, Major Lance, Brian Hyland, Coasters, Paul Peterson and Gene Pitney, had to madly dash from town to Wahiawa to make the second show, but it worked - with Dick and Gene Pitney arriving just in time to close the show. Whew! ...

The No. 1 hit in Hawaii that week was The BeatlesA Hard Day’s Night. That same week, the KPOI radio Poi Boys hosted the “Teen Preem” of the Beatles’ first movie, A Hard Day’s Night, at the Princess Theater, which was located across from the fire station on Fort Street. The building that now stands on the theater’s site is Kukui Plaza, where Mark David Chapman lived at the time he assassinated John Lennon ...

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