The Playmates

Donny Conn passed away in his home in Malibu, California, on September 2nd, 2015

Donny Conn
The Day I Died     The Lyric   The Gonest is Gone
Donny and Oldest Daughter, Kiela Hine


Publicity Photo

Star Love (1959)
Another Publicity Photo


Don't Go Home (My Little Darlin')

Jo Ann (Roulette 4037 - 1957)

What Is Love (Roulette 4160 - 1959)

Wait For Me


And last, but certainly not least: Beep Beep (Little Nash Rambler)


Obituary in the Waterbury Republican

MALIBU, Calif. — An 85-year adventure marked the life of Donny Conn, musician, comedian, speaker and creative spirit who entertained and enriched our lives.

Donny was born in Waterbury, Conn., where he attended schools and where he started playing drums. He went on and graduated from the University of Connecticut, where he was one of the founders of Beta Sigma Gamma, the first intercultural fraternity in New England.

After college he went on the road leading his "Playmates Trio" to clubs and records success. "Beep Beep," the story of the Nash Rambler and the Cadillac, was a million-record seller.

He was able to successfully reinvent himself as a stand-up comedian and then turned his comic talents to acclaim as a professional speaker. At the same time he started one of the first speakers bureaus to help book other speakers for conventions and business meetings.

He moved to Malibu, Calif. in 1972.

He is survived by his wife, Joanne, of 58 years and his children Kiela Steven and Koby and grandchildren Amanda and Kelly.

A memorial service will be held in October.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to HOLA (Hearts of Los Angeles Youth) at 2701 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 100, Los Angeles CA 90057.


Brought to you by nephew Paul Wiedorn