_ELA logo_ TONY CONN MEETS JFK _ELA logo_

In the mid-Fifties, future rockabilly singer Tony Conn, born Harvey Cohen, took part in a youth program in his hometown of Boston.   A local congressman named John Kennedy met with the boys.   Their photo appeared in the paper.

Young Harvey had sung "Wheel of Fortune," which was a big hit for Kay Starr, and he later got the future President to autograph the sheet music.

Later, as a senator, JFK helped Harvey Cohen find an agent, which resulted in his first professional bookings, as well as a name change to "Tony Conn."

news story
Tony and JFK
Tony is standing behind JFK,
wearing a grey jacket. His head
is just below the i in the headline.

Click to see full-size photo.


autographed sheet music
Here is the song sheet that
JFK signed for Tony
(then called Harvey).

Click to see full-size image.


close-up of autograph
Detail of autograph.
Click to see enlarged image.

MORE TONY CONN PHOTOS

Photos of Tony Conn can also be found on these Web pages:

Tony Conn in 12/22/1958 LIFE magazine (pages 40-41)

Ray Campi 7-23-93           Ray Campi 9-12-93




ALSO SEE:   TONY CONN'S BIRTHDAY SALUTE




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