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Peppermint twist : the mob, the music, and the most famous dance club of the '60s

Author: John Johnson; Joel Selvin; Dick Cami
Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Johnson; Joel Selvin; Dick Cami
ISBN: 9780312581787 0312581785 9781250013538 1250013534
OCLC Number: 778422140
Description: x, 289 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Ground zero --
October 1961 --
Mad dogs and Irishmen --
War and a piece of the action --
You do now, son --
Rock and roll is here to stay --
No simple bookmaker --
Going legit --
Why don't you call it peppermint lounge? --
The twist --
The twist takes over --
The original world famous Peppermint Lounge in Miami Beach --
Miami Beach, the second season --
Say hello to the milkman --
Front-page rat --
The Beatles come to the Peppermint --
Change is gonna come --
Star of India --
Top of the home --
Don't you know this is the life? --
Dino's nose --
I gotta tell youse this story --
The Matty years.
Responsibility: John Johnson, Jr., and Joel Selvin, with Dick Cami.

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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,  Read more...

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