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Alan Freed

1921-1965 US, Windber
of Rock
A.k.a. Albert James Freed

Born: December 15, 1921, Johnstown, Pennsylvania, USA Died: January 20, 1965, Palm Springs, California, USA Legendary rock-and-roll DJ who is often credited with the term "Rock-and-Roll," though he didn't actually coin it. Many of the top African-American performers of the first generation of rock and roll (such as Bo Diddley, Little Richard and Chuck Berry) salute Alan Freed for his pioneering attitude in breaking down racial barriers among the youth of 1950s America. His career was destroyed by the payola scandal that hit the broadcasting industry in the early 1960s. Inducted into Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 1986 (Non-Performer).

  • Rock
  • Pop
  • Spoken Word
  • Folk
  • World
Popular Tracks   
Goodbye To Fans on The Greatest Speeches Of All-Time by Various Artists
Farewell To Fans (The Payola Scandal) on Great and Inspiring Speeches of the 20th Century by Various Artists

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Band Members
Title Artist Year Type
Rock Rock RockAlan Freed2006Single
...And This Is Rock 'N' RollAlan Freed1985Compil.
Rock 'N Roll BoogieAlan Freed1957Single
Go Go Go Alan Freed's T.V. Record HopAlan Freed1957Album
The Space ManAlan Freed, Steve Allen, Al Jazzbo Collins And The Modernaires With George Cates1956Single
The Space ManAlan Freed, Steve Allen, Al Jazzbo Collins And The Modernaires With George CatesAlbum
Rock 'n Roll BoogieAlan FreedSingle
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