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'Wonder Blunder' promoter Bob Peyton dies in hospital

By Star-Advertiser Staff

LAST UPDATED: 04:51 p.m. HST, Jan 10, 2013

Robert Peyton, head of Bob Peyton Entertainment Corp. and BPE Productions Inc., has died.

Peyton worked with the UH Athletics Department to set up the failed fundraising concert last year by singer/songwriter Stevie Wonder.

A friend of the family said Peyton died early this morning at a hospital.

Peyton was one of Hawaii's top concert promoters. He brought many big-name acts to the state over decades.

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Songoboy wrote:
Thanks Mr. Peyton for brining in some great acts throughout the years......RIP
on January 10,2013 | 02:25PM
Holomua wrote:
It's unfortunate that he will be forever known as the guy that helped UH screw up the Stevie Wonder concert.
on January 10,2013 | 03:41PM
Bdpapa wrote:
Too bad he was associated with this blunder. I will always remember for many other things.
on January 10,2013 | 03:43PM
csdhawaii wrote:
It's sad that he died with the Wunder Blunder hanging over his head. RIP, Mr. Peyton.
on January 10,2013 | 03:48PM
kainalu wrote:
Gotta believe that stress added to his demise. Our condolences to the family and friends of Bob Peyton.
on January 10,2013 | 04:07PM
Skyler wrote:
RIP dude... too bad your career ended the way it did.
on January 10,2013 | 06:02PM
entrkn wrote:
I worked with him a few times in the 80s & 90s and he was a real pro... There aren't many people out there who might take his place.
on January 10,2013 | 06:07PM
ISAY wrote:
I think it's in poor taste to remind the public of this man's association with a failure, at the time of his passing. Was the blunder title the best you could do? It sounds as though he had some successes in his career as well. Tacky choice. Really.
on January 10,2013 | 06:35PM
loveneverfails wrote:
they need to apologize to this man's family. the use of "wonder blunder promoter" is extremely disrespectful to this man's memory. star advertser needs to look at this and retract the title. I don't even live in honolulu anymore, but I am hurt at the insensitivity. there should be another newpaper for hawaii - one that is non-political with professional journalists.
on January 10,2013 | 08:59PM
loveneverfails wrote:
to the Star Advertiser Staff: Who is the insensitive idiot who wrote the title "wonder blunder promoter" of this man's story? Disrespectful! You owe the public and this man's family an apology. Who are you? Name yourself!
on January 10,2013 | 08:50PM
loveneverfails wrote:
on January 10,2013 | 08:51PM
MililaniGirl wrote:
Agree! Retract the headline "Wonder Blunder". RIP Mr. Peyton.
on January 10,2013 | 09:53PM
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