Cosimo Matassa, a legendary New Orleans recording studio owner and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, died Thursday, according to his family. He was 88.
Matassa had the only recording studio in New Orleans for decades and recorded early rock and roll legends like Fats Domino, Little Richard and Jerry Lee Lewis.
Matassa was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012. The Hall of Fame also named his Rampart Street studio a national music landmark.