- Peppermint Twist
- John Johnson, Jr.
- 06 January 2020
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review Peppermint Twist Peppermint Twist Free read ↠ 6 John Johnson, Jr. ↠ 6 Summary Lucci 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 hitma. The Peppermint Twist was the night spot to go in the 60 s Everybody from teenagers to celebrities to politicians stopped in Unbeknownst the the patrons the club was a front for the mafia This book tells the story of the mob s story of being the club and the whole twist craze This is an excellent read for those who like mafia stories true crime music or 1960 s culture Joel Selvin is a fantastic music writer and here he pulls off another winnerStrongly recommended
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review Peppermint Twist Peppermint Twist Free read ↠ 6 John Johnson, Jr. ↠ 6 Summary The never before told story of The Peppermint Lounge the famed Manhattan nightspot and mobster hangout that launched an eraThe Peppermint Lounge was intended to be nothing than a front for gambling and other rackets but the club became a sensation after Dick Cami Camil. A most enjoyable tour through the somewhat accidental history of one of the most successful pop venues in history Intertwined with Chubby Checker Sam Cooke The Ronettes even Nat King Cole is the fortuitous but dangerous ties the club had to the mob The book also shines a harsh light on the period before during after segregation The New York venue was something of a melting pot but its Miami version was still subject to the Jim Crow laws of the south Black artists could perform on the stage but they could not be served at a table The characters from the pop singers through to the wise guys are brought to life very effectively Recommended for music true crime modern history fansJohn Johnson, Jr. ↠ 6 Summary
review Peppermint Twist Peppermint Twist Free read ↠ 6 John Johnson, Jr. ↠ 6 Summary N who was after Ringo because his girlfriend was so infatuated with the drummerWorking 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 Twi. This book primarily recounts the stories of co author Dick Cami whose mobster father in law owned the original Peppermint Lounge The book mixes some relevant mob history with Cami s anecdotes about running both the original New York City and subseuent Miami locations of the club The big flaw is that the mob and music stories don t fully cohere The fact that the Peppermint became a trendy early rock club was fortuitous and insofar as the mob was involved well it was concurrent rather really intertwined The first half of the book just doesn t blend the ingredients as well as it could It gets better once the action moves to Miami The Miami Peppermint was of a rock venue and Cami has plenty of good stories The mob stuff is a bit in the background and the balance is betterI m glad I stuck it out but I think a book that was of Cami s first person account might have been enjoyable I appreciate the authors diligence in scouring FBI files and such but I think they felt too strongly that the research had to wind up on the page A decent book but it could have been better