Boomerang made by Joe Timbery for Johnny O'Keefe

Boomerang made by Joe Timbery for Johnny O'Keefe's 1960 tour of America
Title:
Boomerang made by Joe Timbery for Johnny O'Keefe
NFSA ID:
1238097
Year:
1960
Category:
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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.