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"Peppermint Twist" -- The Book Trailer

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Published on Oct 4, 2012

A BOLD, NEW BOOK THAT TAKES READERS BEHIND THE SCENES AT THE WORLD'S MOST FAMOUS ROCK AND ROLL CLUB IN THE SWINGIN' '60S -- NEW YORK CITY'S PEPPERMINT LOUNGE -- GROUND ZERO OF THE TWIST EXPLOSION THAT ROCKED THE WORLD.

"PEPPERMINT TWIST" TELLS THE STORY OF THE GANGSTER WHO SECRETLY OWNED THE CLUB, JOHNNY BIELLO, AND HOW -- ONCE MOVIE STARS AND SOCIALITES DESCENDED EN MASSE ON HIS GRIMY TIMES SQUARE NIGHTCLUB -- THE WORLDWIDE PUBLICITY SHATTERED HIS PLANS TO SLIP AWAY INTO A PEACEFUL RETIREMENT AS A CARPET MANUFACTURER IN MIAMI.

THIS INSIDE STORY TOLD BY AUTHORS JOHN JOHNSON JR. AND JOEL SELVIN WITH THE HELP OF JOHNNY BIELLO'S ON-IN-LAW, DICK CAMI, SOMETIMES HILARIOUS, SOMETIMES FRIGHTENING, IS A VIVID TRIP BACK TO A TIME WHEN MOBSTERS STILL RULED NEW YORK AND ROCK AND ROLL WAS STILL YOUNG.
'THE SOPRANOS' MEETS 'AMERICAN BANDSTAND' -- RONNIE SPECTOR
PEPPERMINT TWIST
BY JOHN JOHNSON JR. AND JOEL SELVIN WITH DICK CAMI
FROM THOMAS DUNNE BOOKS
COMING THIS NOVEMBER

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