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JAY BERGEN: LENNON, THE MOBSTER, AND THE LAWYER

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Join us as we welcome

Jay Bergen

Wednesday, May 18

at

6:00 PM

to discuss his new book

LENNON, THE MOBSTER, AND THE LAWYER: THE UNTOLD STORY

John Lennon’s lawyer takes you inside the courtroom and behind the scenes at Lennon’s epic lawsuit vs. a notorious mobster/music mogul

ABOUT THE BOOK:

Before John Lennon retreated peacefully into private life in 1975, he fought a major legal battle that went under the public radar.

Just as his Rock 'n' Roll oldies album hit the market, Morris Levy, the Mob-connected owner of Roulette Records, released Roots, an unauthorized version of the same record. Levy had used rough mixes of John's unfinished Rock 'n' Roll recordings-and claimed the former Beatle had verbally agreed to the arrangement. The clash led to a lawsuit and countersuit between Levy and Lennon.

Attorney Jay Bergen, a partner in a prestigious New York City law firm, represented John in this epic battle over the rights to his own recordings. Millions of dollars were at stake.

Jay tells the intimate story of how he worked closely with John to rebut Levy's outrageous claims. He also recounts how John explained his recording process in poetic, exacting terms before a judge who knew little about the Beatles and John's solo career.

Lennon, the Mobster & the Lawyer catches the high drama of the courtroom skirmishes in this previously untold story. It also paints a detailed personal picture of John and his world in 1975-76, when he was soon to have a new son and went into happy seclusion to be a husband and father.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Jay Bergen had a 45-year career as a prominent NYC trial lawyer representing the NY Yankees, rock managers Terry Knight (Grand Funk Railroad) and Albert Grossman (Bob Dylan) and many others. But as a fan of rock and roll, his acknowledged career highlight was representing John Lennon (1975-77). He lives in Saluda, NC.

Event date: 
Wednesday, May 18, 2022 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
387 Perkins Ext.
Memphis, TN 38117
Lennon, the Mobster & the Lawyer: The Untold Story Cover Image
By Jay Bergen, Bob Gruen (Photographer)
$28.95
ISBN: 9781942531425
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: DeVault-Graves Agency - May 1st, 2022