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WWNO News Features
Tue September 28, 2010
Cosimo Matassa's J&M Studio Becomes Rock and Roll Landmark
By Eve Abrams
New Orleans, Louisiana – The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame designates historic rock and roll landmarks around the United States, and last week, Cosimo Matassa's J&M Studio on the edge of the French Quarter became the eleventh site named by the museum as integral to the story of rock and roll. Little Richard, Fats Domino, Professor Longhair, Dave Bartholemew, Smiley Lewis, Ray Charles, and many others recorded with Matassa in a little back room inside 840 Rampart Street, producing some of the earliest rock and roll hits. Eve Abrams brings us this portrait of the building which holds a piece of cultural history.