Boomerang made by Joe Timbery for Johnny O'Keefe
The boomerang made by Joe Timbery that Johnny took with him to America in April 1960 for his whirlwind six-week, 36-state tour. Johnny was promoting his recordings at radio stations and on TV shows such as Dick Clark’s Bandstand and New York’s The Clay Cole Show. Liberty Records promoted him as the 'Boomerang Boy’ and organised boomerang throwing competitions as publicity stunts. Even with lessons in boomerang throwing from Joe Timbery in Sydney, Johnny didn’t often win.