Frank Mastropolo is the author of Fillmore East, an oral history told by the musicians who performed there, one of Best Classic Bands' Best Music Books of 2021; New York Groove, a comprehensive history of NYC rock from the 1950s to today; and What's Your Rock IQ?, a mind-bending trivia quiz series.

Ghost Signs of Uptown and Downtown New York, decades-old advertising that has long outlived its products and businesses, are examined in two photo books, winner of the 2021 Independent Publishers Book Award.

Mastropolo is a journalist, photographer, and former ABC News 20/20 producer, winner of the Alfred I. DuPont–Columbia University silver baton. His photography is featured in the Bill Graham Rock & Roll Revolution exhibition.

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