Alan Freed
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Birthday
15, 1921
Birthplace
Windber, PA
Death Date
Jan 20, 1965 (43)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
15, 1921
Birthplace
Windber, PA
Death Date
Jan 20, 1965 (43)

About

Radio disc jockey who was named the rising musical style of the '50s Rock 'n Roll.

Before Fame

To avoid the stigma of race on the popular rhythm and blues records he was promoting, he coined a new term for them.

Trivia

The 1978 film, American Hot Wax, was based on his contributions to Rock n Roll.

Family Life

He grew up in Windber, Pennsylvania.

Associated With

He was in the 1978 movie American Hot Wax, a story about the early rock 'n roll era, alongside Chuck Berry.