Lennon, the Mobster, & the Lawyer: The Untold Story

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Lennon, The Mobster, & The Lawyer: The Untold Story

Written by Jay Bergen

Narrated by Scott R. McKinley

While John Lennon retreated into private life in 1975, he also fought a major legal battle that flew under the public radar. Mafia-connected Morris Levy, owner of Roulette Records, released Roots, an unauthorized version of a rock ’n’ roll oldies album John had been producing. Levy claimed the former Beatle had verbally agreed to market Roots via TV. The quick release of John Lennon Rock nRoll, the official album, resulted in two Levy lawsuits against John—and John’s counterclaims against Levy.

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5-Star Review from Audible.co.uk

"Intriguing story nicely narrated.

This isn't normally the kind of story that I would choose to read (or listen to). Yet it was interesting because it revealed the kind of commercial pressures that artists, who just want to live in their creative world, are sometimes forced to face and it shows what effect it can have on them. The author Jay Bergen (the actual lawyer in the title) writes a good structured account of the legal processes involved, although at times that (for me) was a little heavy-going.

Scott R, McKinley's narration was clear and well-paced. He didn't try to overshadow the story, but delivered it with calm respect. He has a soft American accent which will be comfortable for British listeners and his impression of John Lennon's voice and accent was spot on. He obviously worked hard getting that right and he deserves full praise for that”.

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