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Peppermint Twist

The Mob, the Music, and the Most Famous Dance Club of the '60s
Johnson, John, 1947- (Book - 2012)
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Baker & Taylor
Traces the story of the influential 1960s Manhattan nightspot and mobster hangout, detailing how the club's introduction of rock-and-roll music attracted rebel youths and celebrity patrons in an account that also shares colorful stories from the club's history. Co-written by the award-winning co-author of Red: My Uncensored Life in Rock. 30,000 first printing.

McMillan Palgrave
The never-before-told story of The Peppermint Lounge, the famed Manhattan nightspot and mobster hangout that launched an era

The Peppermint Lounge was intended to be nothing more than a front for gambling and other rackets but the club became a sensation after Dick “Cami” Camillucci began to feature a new kind of music, rock and roll. The mobsters running the place found themselves juggling rebellious youths alongside celebrities like Greta Garbo and Shirley MacLaine. When The Beatles visited the club, Cami's uncle-in-law had to restrain a hitman who was after Ringo because his girlfriend was so infatuated with the drummer.

Working with Dick Cami himself, Johnson and Selvin unveil this engrossing story of the go-go sixties and the club that inspired the classic hits "Twisting the Night Away" and "The Peppermint Twist."


Baker
& Taylor

Traces the story of The Peppermint Lounge, the influential 1960s Manhattan nightspot and mobster hangout, detailing how the club's introduction of rock-and-roll music attracted rebel youths and celebrity patrons.

Authors: Johnson, John, 1947-
Statement of Responsibility: John Johnson, Jr., and Joel Selvin, with Dick Cami
Title: Peppermint twist
the mob, the music, and the most famous dance club of the '60s
Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2012
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: x, 289 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. [269]-272) and index
Subject Headings: New York (N.Y.) Social life and customs 20th century Popular music United States History 20th century Discotheques New York (State) New York History 20th century Organized crime New York (State) New York History 20th century
Topical Term: Popular music
Discotheques
Organized crime
Additional Contributors: Cami, Dick
Selvin, Joel
LCCN: 2012028219
ISBN: 0312581785
9780312581787
Branch Call Number: 793.3097 J
Research Call Number: JFE 13-95
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