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Coon, John (February 7, 1913-May 5, 1999)



  • Existence: February 7, 1913 - May 5, 1999


John A. Coon (February 7, 1913-May 5, 1999), sometimes known as "Johnny," was the oldest child of Carleton and Eula Coon. Like his father, he was a jazz musician and bandleader of the Johnny Coon Orchestra. He also managed a talent agency called The Coon Agency.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

John Coon Collection

Identifier: MS-0282
Scope and Contents The John Coon Collection includes personal and professional correspondence, financial documents, business records, programs, handwritten musical parts and commercial sheet music, awards, periodicals, scrapbooks, and photographs related to John Coon, the Coon family, The Coon Agency, the Johnny Coon Orchestra, and the Carleton Coon Blackhawks Orchestra.The collection also includes recordings of the Johnny Coon Orchestra and recordings of and about the Coon-Sanders Original...
Dates: 1904 - 1999