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."
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
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