"Mastropolo blows the doors off New York’s rock scene in this comprehensive history. Packed with more than 200 photos and stories, New York Groove is one of the best music books of 2022"— Reel Urban News

New York Groove

"New York Groove is a rollicking ride through the decades, packed with surprising tales from the artists, songwriters, DJs and producers who made rock history in the Big Apple. The breezy history is illustrated by hundreds of performance photos, memorabilia, buttons and album covers." — Rock Cellar Magazine

"Mastropolo’s book is a must for anyone who wants to head to the streets, or just couch-potato it, and take a comprehensive, first-rate tour of the whole history of rock music in New York." — NYS Music

"New York Groove is a great look at New York City’s rock and punk scene. It is a nice walk through memory lane and an insightful history of clubs that most people are not aware of. This is a definite must-read for music history fans." — Reader Views

An Inside Look at the
Stars, Shows, and Songs
That Make NYC Rock

Frank Mastropolo

Where did Elvis record "Hound Dog" and Bill Haley record "Rock Around the Clock"? Where did Dylan play his first major gig? Or the Beatles make their US debut? Where was Hendrix discovered? New York City, where rock history has been made on the street corners of Harlem, the coffee houses of Greenwich Village, and the city's clubs, theaters, studios, and arenas.


NEW YORK GROOVE: AN INSIDE LOOK AT THE STARS, SHOWS, AND SONGS THAT MAKE NYC ROCK tells more than 200 of the inside stories of the artists, writers, DJs, and impresarios who came together in Manhattan to make rock history from the 1950s to today. You will go behind the scenes of New York's legendary gigs at Fillmore East, Madison Square Garden, the Bottom Line, Central Park, and the Apollo Theater. Discover how the iconic songs written about New York were produced. And visit rock's landmark recording studios, record shops, and radio stations.

More than 200 archival and performance photos, posters, albums, buttons, and memorabilia bring rock history to life across the book's 224 pages. 

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