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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

How the Mob made money off pop star

Most people know Tommy James for his hit songs during the 1960s, tunes like "Mony Mony" and "I Think We're Alone Now." Less well known? His record label was a front for the Genovese crime family. He's written a book about it, and the Post-Gazette lays out the overall narrative -- it's really fascinating, so if you have a few minutes, be sure to check it out. Snip:

He tells of Roulette's offices being a mobster hangout and, at one point, during a war between the crime families, Mr. James was whisked away to Nashville in fear that he was a target of assassination.

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