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.