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  Alan Freed
Disc jockey Alan Freed was born Albert James Freed on December 21, 1921 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania.
Alan Freed is often credited with coining the term "rock and roll" to describe the rhythm-and-blues records he played, however that expression had been around for years among the fl musicians of the day.
Freed claimed payments he'd received from record companies were for "consultation," not as an inducement to play their records.
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  Alan Freed
Alan Freed (December 15, 1922 - January 20, 1965) was a United States DJ, most well-known today for the payola scandal that ended his career and revolutionized the radio industry.
Freed is often credited with coining the phrase "rock and roll", which is demonstrably false.
Freed is credited with producing the first rock and roll concert on March 21, 1952 in Cleveland, Ohio.
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 Alan Freed
Albert James Freed was born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania in 1922 of a Welsh mother and Lithuanian born father.
Alan Freed died Jan 20, 1965 a penniless, broken man. He was 43.
Alan Freed was inducted in to The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986.
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 Alan Freed
"Disk jockey Alan Freed is widely credited with coining the term “rock and roll”; to describe the uptempo fl RandB records he played as early as 1951 on Cleveland radio station WJW.
Freed called himself “the Moondog”; and billed his show as the “Moondog Rock ‘n’ Roll Party.” A tireless and enthusiastic advocate of the music he played, Freed kept time to his favorite records by beating his hands on a phone book.
He called it rock and roll because “it seemed to suggest the rolling, surging beat of the music.” The Freed-sponsored 1952 Moondog Coronation Ball in Cleveland is believed to be the nation’s first rock and roll concert.
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 Alan Freed Page
Alan Freed is probably the most famous disc jockey in rock-and-roll history, and the man who is credited with giving rock-and-roll its name.
Freed was born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania in 1922 and attended high school in Salem, Ohio, where he was the leader of a jazz band called The Sultans Of Swing.
Alan Freed liked the music that was made primarily by fls which was known then as rhythm-and-blues.
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 Alan Freed - American Disc-Jockey - Father Of Rock And Roll
While Alan Freed called himself the "father of rock and roll", he was not the first to use the term nor the first to play it on the airwaves.
It was at the height of Freed's career at the beginning of his new television series that various individuals decided to use Alan Freed as a scapegoat for all that was wrong with the recorded music industry and his show was suddenly cancelled.
One of the reasons why Alan Freed was targeted for attack and destruction was due to his early belief in defacto integration and harmony and unanimity among the races.
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WINS announced that Alan Freed will start his show on that station on September 7, and plans were formulated to syndicate the show to a number of markets throughout the country.
Freed is hit with a one hundred thousand dollar lawsuit by street musician Lewis Hardin over the rights to the name "Moondog".
The year ends with the Alan Freed radio show the number one rated program for its early evening time slot, and the ratings are reflected in the rise of WINS among all stations in the New York City area.
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 Alan Freed - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Alan Freed (December 15, 1921 – January 20, 1965), also known as Moondog was an American disc-jockey (DJ) who became internationally known for promoting African-American Rhythm and Blues (RandB) music on the radio in the United States and Europe under the name of Rock and Roll.
While Alan Freed called himself the "father of rock and roll", he was not the first to play it on the airwaves, but is credited for coining and popularizing the term "Rock and Roll" to describe a style of music, while working for WAKR in Akron.
It was at the height of Freed's career at the beginning of his new television series that various individuals decided to use Alan Freed as a scapegoat for all that was wrong with the recorded music industry and his show called The Big Beat (which predated American Bandstand) was suddenly cancelled.
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 Alan Freed - The Disc Jockey behind Rock and Roll - Fifties Music
Alan Freed was born Albert James Freed on December 15, 1921 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania.
Freed named his show Moondog's Rock 'n' Roll Party and the success of the show led him to come up with the 1952 Moondog Coronation Ball in Cleveland, which was considered to be the first “rock” concert.
Freed was the only person subpoenaed to appear and testify in front of the Committee about Payola, he refused to testify and pled guilty to bribery.
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 Alan Freed Summary
Freed's talent for promotion soon became his downfall as he and other disc jockeys across the nation were implicated in the payola scandals in 1959.
Freed's contribution to the music he sold so successfully was honored in 1986 by the Rock 'n' roll Hall of Fame, which selected him as one of the first inductees in the special "non-performer and early influences" category.
While Alan Freed called himself the "father of rock and roll", he was not the first to play it on the airwaves but he is credited for coining and popularizing the term "Rock and Roll" to describe a style of music.
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 Alan Freed
Freed was most closely associated with 1010 WINS, which he made the king of the New York airwaves beginning in 1954 but was there only 4 years during which time he accomplished almost all he ever would.
Freed said, ironically, "This is not goodbye; it's just goodnight, and we'll see you soon." His last appearance on New York TV (WNEW) was six days later on November 27, 1959.
Alan Freed's memory has also been honored, and the importance of his achievements during his all-too-brief career acknowledged, in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (an original inductee, 1986), the Radio Hall of Fame (1988) and on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (1991).
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 Alan Freed St. James Encyclopedia of Pop Culture - Find Articles
Freed's talent for promotion soon became his downfall as he and other disc jockeys across the nation were implicated in the payola scandals in 1959.
Freed was further able to enlarge his growing white audience when he moved his program to the powerful WINS radio station in New York.
Freed's contribution to the music he sold so successfully was honored in 1986 by the Rock 'n' roll Hall of Fame, which selected him as one of the first inductees in the special "non-performer and early influences" category.
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 Radio Hall of Fame - Alan Freed, disc jockey
During a decade when radio was losing its biggest stars to television, Alan Freed revived the medium with the music he labeled “rock and roll.”;
Freed’s endorsement of rhythm and blues—and his subsequent popularity with both fl and white teenagers—made him a lightning-rod for both racists and musical conservatives.
Alan Freed was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 1988.
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 Alan Freed - Media
Here is Alan Freed's apology the day after the "Moondog Coronation Ball" (13.9 mb)
Here is Alan Freed's interview with Buddy Holly on WNEW TV.
Here is Alan Freed's last goodbye to all his devoted fans on November 23, 1959.
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 ALAN FREED
ALAN FREED, the disc jockey credited with naming rock & roll, was born Albert James Freed on December 21, 1921, near Johnstown, PA. In 1933 the Freed family moved to Salem, Ohio.
Freed was hired by Los Angeles' KDAY radio (owned by the same company that owned WINS) in 1960, but when management refused to let him promote live rock & roll shows Freed left the station and returned to Manhattan to emcee a live twist revue.
Freed was eventually charged with 26 counts of Commercial Bribery and in December, 1962, plead guilty to 2 counts, he received a suspended sentence and a fine of $300.00.
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 Alan Freed
Freed moved to WINS radio in New York City in 1954, and soon "rock and roll" became a common term across the nation.
Freed became associated with live "rock and roll" concerts, which were often transmitted by radio.
Freed was inducted as one of the original members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
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 Alan Freed
Fights broke out, windows were shattered and doors were knocked off their hinges, but Freed’s reputation as a man of immense energy and ability to please a crowd got him a job on television.
Alan Freed and Dick Clark were the main “celebrities” under scrutiny.
In 1959 Freed announced he was leaving the airwaves (both radio and television) after he was accused of accepting $2,500 in payola – “the paying of cash or gifts in exchange for airplay” (www.history-of-rock.com).
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Alan Freed was born on Dec.15,1926 in Johnstown Pennsylvania, he started his career at WKST in New Castle Penn., with stints at WKBN and WAKR in Ohio before moving on to WJW in Cleveland.
In 1952 Freed staged a live concert at the Cleveland Arena (capacity 10,000) and more than 20,000 showed up and caused the show to be cancelled.
It seems Alan Freed was always faced with controversy, he was given the opportunity to host a T.V. dance show similar to Dick Clark's "American Bandstand" but when Frankie Lymon danced with a white girl on air, it caused the cancellation of the show.
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 Alan Freed, Jr.
"Alan Freed Jr." is a con man, a scam artist, who preys on the good-hearted folks of San Francisco.
This "Alan Freed J.r" guy is claiming to be the bazillionaire grandson to the Alan Free Jr.
This "Alan Freed Jr." con man is using the poor and homeless as a tool for injuring people, directly causing those people to stop giving to those same poor and homeless in the future.
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 Fifties Website looks at Alan Freed
Freed would wait until 1:00 AM when he thought the station manager was asleep to play the sexiest of them.
Freed said in 1959, "if I go down the drain, a lot of others will go down with me." Some did, but none would fall as far or as publicly or as dramatically as Freed.
Freed died in Palm Springs, CA in 1965 of uremia.
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 Alan Freed
Alan Freed, also known as Moondog (December 15, 1921 — January 20, 1965) was an American disc-jockey (DJ) who became internationally known for promoting African-American Rhythm and Blues (R&B) music on the radio in the United States and Europe under the name of Rock and Roll.
The name for the music came, when the noted disc jockey Alan Freed (Albert James Freed, 1921-1965) went on the air again on the 11th July, 1951, with his first Rock and Roll Party in which he actually programmed fl music for a white audience.
Alan Freed is said to have coined the new phrase from the lyrics of the 1947 rhythm'n'blues hit "We're Gonna Rock (We're Gonna Roll)" released on Apollo label by Wild Bill Moore (William M. Moore, 1918-1983), but Wild Bill Moore also recorded the tune "Rock and Roll" on Modern label in 1949.
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 ALAN FREED ~ "On The Record"
That evening Freed went on the air and asked his listeners to call or wire in and advise him whether or not they were "With the Moon Dog," promising to go off the air if they were not with him.
Freed is up to his usual antics, ringing his cowbell, pounding on his phone book, and singing along with the records.
Freed still sounds the same, but two station promos by Art Laboe in the under-28-minute segment are enough to indicate that Freed was no longer the "power" that he had been in the Cleveland and New York days.
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 Alan Freed - Biography - AOL Music
Before the payola scandal brought down his empire, Alan Freed was rock & roll's first superstar DJ, hosting his own TV show, starring in numerous quickie film musicals, and wielding enormous influence within the R&B and rock communities.
He's often credited with coining the phrase "rock & roll." Freed's name appears on many various-artists collections from the genre's early years, and he even cut a few tracks under his own name for Brunswick as the nominal leader of a rocking big band comprised of New York session aces.
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 Alan Freed
How the night of March 21, 1952 changed life in America and caused a whole lot of trepidation at the Cleveland Arena.
alan freed • cleveland • rock and roll
king • rufus thomas • alan freed • dewey phillips • jack gibson
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 Alan Freed
And it came to pass that one day in not-that-olden 1954, a dweller named Alan Freed (of only 32 years in age) did sendeth deep dark vibrations across the waves of the air of the American midwest town called Cleve Land, Ohio.
And so Emperor Freed was not to be later at all amazeth at winningeth over the whole Youth kingdom by spinngeth the sacred shaking rhythms through the magic sound boxes of Cleve Land.
And when Emperor Freed did come to New York, the province of Harlem did want to know whereas he should not be foundeth guilty of stealingeth their culture for he had indeed stoleneth their music, as if by magical trickery.
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