Interest: frank mastropolo

Rock Cellar Magazine
August 10, 2022
Out Now: ‘New York Groove: An Inside Look at the Stars, Shows & Songs That Make NYC Rock’ from Author/Rock Cellar Contributor Frank Mastropolo

Where was rock and roll born? DJ Alan Freed coined the term in Cleveland, where the Rock and Roll Museum stands. Sun Records in Memphis, where Elvis Presley made his...

Rock Cellar Magazine
December 29, 2020
This Photographer (@TheBandWasHere on Instagram) Finds the Places Where Music History Was Made (So You Don’t Have To)

For the first time since the 1980s, vinyl record sales topped CDs in 2020. Each format has its fans for its audio quality but only vinyl has the large-format front and...

Rock Cellar Magazine
December 16, 2012
The Drifters’ ‘White Christmas’: An Appreciation

Thanksgiving is immediately followed by a brutal month of Christmas music overload. They’re inescapable; every radio station, department store, and building lobby pummels us with treacly tunes of the season. So when a great song rises above the holiday hype, it deserves recognition. Such is the Drifters’ version of the yuletide classic “White Christmas.”

Rock Cellar Magazine
November 2, 2012
Those Annoying Whole Foods Customers: A Field Guide

New York City’s small neighborhood groceries of the 1950s, while run by friendly shopkeepers named “Pop,” were cramped affairs with wilted vegetables, bruised fruit and dusty, dented canned foods. Though...