Former attorney of John Lennon to hold book signing in Saluda

Published 11:58 am Tuesday, June 28, 2022

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N.C. author Jay Bergen to participate in meet and greet on Friday night


SALUDA––During the Saluda Shop & Stroll downtown on Friday evening, author and North Carolina resident Jay Bergen, will be reading from and signing his newest book, “Lennon, the Mobster and the Lawyer: The Untold Story of how John Lennon Took Down a Music Industry Gangster.”

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Bergen was a trial lawyer in New York City for forty-five years and loved rock and roll music. He was John Lennon’s attorney, who also represented Bob Dylan’s first manager, Albert Grossman, and Terry Knight, founder of Grand Funk Railroad. In addition, he represented the San Francisco Giants, the New York Yankees, the Cleveland Indians, and the Cincinnati Reds.

Bergen and Lennon became good friends while he represented Lennon in court during the case involving Morris Levy, a mob-connected record label owner. In Bergen’s latest book, he shares the under-the-radar story of those events.

The book signing and meet and greet will take place between 5-7 p.m. at 171 E. Main Street in Saluda.