Rearview Mirror: 10,000 signatures brought Elvis to the islands in 1961
By Bob Sigall, Special to the Star-Advertiser
Aug. 16, 2019
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Tom Moffatt, Colonel Tom Parker and Ron Jacobs brought Elvis Presley, above, to Hawaii in 1961 as he was getting out of the Army. Honolulu and military police had to form a ring around the singer to protect him from the mob.
Tom Moffatt, far left, Colonel Tom Parker and Ron Jacobs.
Checkers & Pogo. “What goes to bed with his shoes on?” “A horse.” Checkers and Pogo exhange riddles with a young fan during their daily 90-minute televised show for children. Jim Demarest is Checkers. 2nd from left, and Morgan White is Pogo.
A circa 1957 photo by retired photojournalist Phil Giriodi of isle TV and radio personality Lucky Luck during KONA-TV broadcast.
THE QUEEN’S MEDICAL CENTER
Dr. Livingston Wong, left, and Sister Maureen Keleher spurred organ transplants in Hawaii 50 years ago.