Uncle Tom’s Gabbin’

Tom Moffatt
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Wednesday - August 22, 2007
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ALOHA AEROSMITH! America’s mega-group has confirmed a date and Hawaii couldn’t be happier. For their first Island appearance in two decades, Steven Tyler, Brad Whitford, Joey Kramer, Joe Perry and Tom Hamilton are on the way. The guys love the Islands, as Steven was here vacationing this past January. This will be Hawaii’s concert of the year, Sept. 26 at the Maui War Memorial Stadium ...


A special thanks to Stephen Stills for three great sold-out shows on Kauai, Maui and in Honolulu. Among the crowd at Hawaii Theatre were Kirk Matthews and his lovely wife Linda Coble, who were absolutely thrilled with Stephen’s opening song Helplessly Hoping. That was their special song when they fell in love ... so special that the key line from the song “for each other” is inscribed in their matching wedding bands ...

Congratulations to our very own George and Doris Chun, who will be honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award on behalf of the Lupus Foundation of America for their decades of service in spreading awareness about lupus. Their son Bryan will also be honored in the establishment of the Bryan M. Chun Memorial National Lupus research fund. A beautiful event, Saturday, Aug. 25 at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel Monarch Ballroom ...

It would have warmed Colonel Parker‘s heart to see the overflowing sea of leis on the Elvis statue at the Blaisdell Arena, commemorating the 30th anniversary of Elvis’ death this past Thursday. The King lives! You can listen to two of the interviews I did with him - one from Germany and the other from the Hollywood set of G.I. Blues - online at tvland.com ...

Pig out! Join us for the Murphy’s 12th annual UH Warrior Football Pigout to help kick off the 2007 season. Come down for good food, fun and to support your home team! This Thursday at 5:30 p.m. in front of Murphy’s on Merchant Street ...

This Week in 1966: The Young Rascals make their Hawaii debut in the HIC Exhibition Hall. I shared emcee duties with Poi Boys Steve Nicolet and Bob “The Beard” Lowrie in introducing Felix, Eddie, Gene and Dino to the weekend’s Teen Fair audiences ...

The No. 1 record in Hawaii is They’re Coming To Take Me Away Ha-Haaa! by Napoleon XIV ...

Listen to Tom Moffatt from 8 a.m. till 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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