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On a recent trip to Honolulu I made a point of going by the arena Zeppelin played there on September 6, 1970 – the Honolulu International Center, now known as the Neal S. Blaisdell Center – and took this pic. It’s a cool-looking building, sort of a cross between a UFO and a huge clam. Nice to know it’s still there. I was certainly not in attendance that night, being only 11 months old at the time. Forty years to the day later, my daughter was born.

Zeppelin played three other gigs in Honolulu, all at the Civic Auditorium, which was torn down in 1974. “Honolulu Starbright...The Song Remains the Same”


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The most famous concert held at this venue is Elvis - Aloha From Hawaii Via Satellite performed live on January 14, 1973 and telecast April 4, 1973. It is estimated that between 1 to 1.5 BILLION people across 40 nations around the world watched this telecast. There is an Elvis statue  outside the arena that commemorates the event. The arena itself is to undergo extensive renovations to modernize it.


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