Joel Selvin & John Johnson, Jr. - Peppermint Twist: The Mob, the Music, and the Most Famous Dance Club of the '60s
In Peppermint Twist: The Mob, the Music, and the Most Famous Dance Club of the '60s ($25.99), journalist John Johnson, Jr. and pop music writer Joel Selvin uncover the history of, and scandals surrounding the Peppermint Lounge, the famed midtown Manhattan nightspot and mobster hangout that facilitated this new era of freedom in music and society.
Dick Cami, son-in-law of Mafia kingpin Johnny Biello, owner of the famed Peppermint Lounge, was largely responsible for introducing rock and roll to New York. Johnson and Selvin unveil an engrossing story of the go-go sixties and the Manhattan nightspot that inspired it all.
John Johson, Jr. is an award-winning journalist and has worked for The Los Angeles Times for twenty-two years. Joel Selvin, co-author of the bestseller Red: My Uncensored Life in Rock with Sammy Hagar, has covered pop music for the San Francisco Chronicle since 1970 and wrote the classic Summer of Love and Smartass. Both reside in California.
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