Uncle Tom’s Gabbin’

Tom Moffatt
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Wednesday - April 18, 2007
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Pamela Anderson
Pamela Anderson

ROCK HARD LOVE! Rocker Tommy Lee and the gorgeous Pamela Anderson vacationing here in the Islands with sons Brandon and Dylan. The happy family was seen spending lots of time together on the beach and playing in the ocean ...

Best-selling author Jerry Hopkins in town doing research on his upcoming book about Don Ho. Jerry spent much of his time here interviewing Don, fellow entertainers, friends and family including Don’s brother and sister. Due for release later this year ... I can’t wait! Jerry has written more than 1,000 magazine articles and more than 30 books, including the New York Times best seller about Jim Morrison and The Doors, No One Here Gets Out Alive. His latest books have Hawaii ties, Aloha Elvis and my book Showman of the Pacific ...

Manny LaGod, a former member of the Ali’is when they were Don Ho’s backup group at Duke Kahanamoku‘s at the International Marketplace, was recently honored as Male Singer/Songwriter of the Year at the 16th annual Los Angeles International Music Awards. Manny’s coming home after 30 years for two special shows this Sunday, April 21, at the Tower Grill - a stone’s throw from Don Ho’s Island Grill at Aloha Tower Marketplace ...

Helen and Java
Helen and Java

It’s a boy! Congratulations to James and Helen Berger on the news of a second son on the way. James, sales manager of SAAB Hawaii, and Helen, former Miss Thailand World and Mrs. Hawaii, have been busy thinking up baby names. Older brother Java said he likes the name Bamboo ...

It’s that time again for the 32nd annual Spring New Products Show, with fun for the whole family, from great shopping bargains, entertainment, a Loco MotoX sneak preview and giveaways including a 2007 Kia Rondo. Come meet local celebrities Wally Amos, Afatia and special guest Marvel Comic hero Spider-Man! For everything and more, head to the Blaisdell Exhibition Hall April 27-29 ...

May Movie Madness! With Spider-Man3 due in theaters May 4, followed shortly with the releases of Shrek the Third and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, this could be the biggest grossing movie month in history ...

This Week In 1970: Jim Morrison and The Doors make their only Hawaii appearance at the HIC Arena. After being warned by city auditorium director Dick Howard that Honolulu would not tolerate behavior by the band that was exhibited in Miami the year before, I introduce them to an enthusiastic sellout crowd for an uneventful but enjoyable concert.

The No. 1 record in Hawaii is I Can’t Find the Time by Orpheous.

Listen to Tom Moffatt from 8 a.m. ‘til noon every Saturday morning during Uncle Tom’s Rock and Roll Drive-In on Oldies 107.9 FM or on the web at www.oldies1079honolulu.com.

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