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"John Fitzgerald Kennedy" sheet music

Object Number: 2013.008.0001
Category: Documents
Type of Object: Sheet music
Dimensions: 12 × 8 15/16 in.
Medium: Paper
Copyright Info: 1966 1967
Description
Sheet music titled "John Fitzgerald Kennedy". Words by Morrie Allen, Music by Leonard Whitcup, Recorded by Jim Ameche on RCA Victor. The cover of the music has a black and white photographic portrait of President Kennedy. The bottom margin of the cover includes the name of the publisher, Music Music Music Inc., the name of the sole selling agents, Cimino Publications Incorporated of Westbury, Long Island, NY, and the line "From the John F. Kennedy collection of Aubrey Mayhew." The price is listed as 75 cents.

Inside, the music is directed to be played "with dignity." The lyrics describe the day President Kennedy died, public reaction and his legacy for freedom.

The copyright for this music, held by Music Music Music Inc., dates both 1966 and 1967 for this arrangement.
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