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.