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Sep 27, 2010 9:29 PM by Alison Haynes

Rock Hall designates New Orleans studio landmark

CLEVELAND (AP) - The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum has
designated a former New Orleans music studio as a rock 'n' roll
landmark.
The Rock Hall in Cleveland said Monday that the unveiling of the
marker at the former J&M Studios site kicked off the annual
Ponderosa Stomp music festival in New Orleans on Friday.
The Rock Hall says J&M Studios helped give birth to rock 'n'
roll with recording sessions featuring pioneers such as Fats Domino
and Little Richard. The studio owned and operated by Cosimo Matassa
produced records from 1947 to 1956.
The studio is the 11th landmark designated by the Rock Hall.
Other landmarks include King Records in Cincinnati and the Surf
Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa, where Buddy Holly and Ritchie Valens
played their final show.

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