Uncle Tom’s Gabbin’

Tom Moffatt
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Wednesday - September 26, 2007
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NEW YORK CITY’s Lincoln Center is presenting Neil Sedaka Celebrating 50 Years of Hits on Oct. 26. GREAT NEWS ... the celebration continues with Neil making a stop in Honolulu Dec. 9 at the Historic Hawaii Theatre! It has been two years since Neil has last appeared here, and I can’t wait for this one ...

Too bad Aerosmith cancelled on Maui - it would have been the sold-out concert of the year!! ...

Parrottheads get ready: Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band on the way to the Waikiki Shell for Jimmy’s Oct. 4 concert. Jimmy has been nominated for a Country Music Award for Hank Williams’ great song Hey Good Lookin’ - tune in to CMT Nov. 7 to watch the award show! Our hero’s latest book endeavor Swine Not? is due out in bookstores early next year. It’s about the adventures of Rumpy the pig and her human family. Sounds like fun reading! ...

Songbird Amy Hanaiali’i Gilliom is warming up for her New York City cabaret debut with performances Oct. 2-6 at Michel’s at the Colony Surf. Amy then heads for the Big Apple Oct. 9 for a week’s run at Feinstein’s at Loews Regency. Delighted to see the lovely and talented Amy on her way! Check out Amy’s latest album, Generation Hawaii - the 2007 Na Hoku Hanohano-winning album of the year - in stores everywhere ...

Bumped in to friend Sam Choy the other day at the Honolulu International Airport - Sam is looking great! A cool 130 pounds lighter, in great spirits and busier than ever. It’s hard to believe that his Diamond Head restaurant is celebrating its 12th anniversary ... and in Sam’s typically generous style he’s throwing a commemorative dinner benefiting The Ronald McDonald House. Make your reservations right now for the Sept. 26 feast ...

Let’s get ready to Mai Tai Rumble! The seventh annual island band competition starts up Oct. 2, every Tuesday night at the Mai Tai Bar in Ala Moana Center. That’s 10 weeks of top local talent featuring the likes of Afatia, Ooklah the Moc, B.E.T. and Next Generation. More than $25,000 cash and prizes to the winning bands - wow ...

This Week in 1976: John Denver performs two nights at the Blaisdell Arena. A special moment each night comes when John sings his latest hit Calypso, dedicated to Jacques Cousteau. On a fun note - the night before the show, John and traveling group ask to play a game of softball. In the spirit, I organize a team to play at a baseball field at the University of Hawaii. I remember getting a hit, but John and his team win! ...

The No. 1 record in Hawaii is Play That Funky Music by Wild Cherry ...

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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