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Concert Promoter Tom Moffatt Dies

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Tom Moffatt at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. PC: MACC.

Concert promoter and radio personality, Tom Moffatt died on Monday at the age of 85.

His career spanned more than six decades, and he is credited as the first disc jockey to play a rock and roll record on the air in Hawaiʻi.

A message to friends, fans, associates and family was left on the A Tom Moffatt Facebook page that said:

“As a member of the iconic K-POI Radio “Poi Boys,” and later as a presenter of live shows by a star-powered list of entertainers from Elvis Presley, the Rolling Stones, and The Who to Michael Jackson, Elton John and Bruno Mars, Moffatt’s singular mission was to unite Hawaii fans with the music – and musicians – they loved.”

In the island music scene, Moffatt was the executive producer of several notable recordings, including Hawaii’s all-time best-selling album, “Honolulu City Lights” by Keola and Kapono Beamer.


He is survived by his wife Esther and his son Troy. Services are pending.

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