Alan Freed

Albert James Freed

Also known as A. Freed, Alan Freed & His Rock 'n' Roll Band, Allan Freed, Allen Freed, Fred, Free, Freed
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Discography of Alan Freed:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Rock 'N Roll Boogie 2 Audio 1957 Coral
2 Go Go Go Alan Freed's T.V. Record Hop 12 Audio 1957 Coral
3 Rock 'n Roll Volume 2 4 Audio 1956 Coral
4 Rock' N Roll Dance Party Vol. 1 12 Audio Jasmine Records
5 Alan Freed's Rock N' Roll Dance Party Vol. 2 14 Audio WINS
6 ...And This Is Rock 'N' Roll 6 Audio 1985 Silhouette Music

Born: December 15, 1922, 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 [a=Bo Diddley], [a=Little Richard] and [a=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).

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