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Inducted in: 1986
Inducted by: Norm N. Nite and Scott Muni
Inducted into Rock Hall Revisited in 1988 (ranked #4 in the Non-Performers - Industry category) .
Alan Freed @ Wikipedia
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No person was more helpful in exposing the great rockabilly and rhythm 'n' blues artists to the mainstream than the Moondog himself.
Posted by Zach on Thursday, 04.19.12 @ 21:46pm
Legendary disk jockey Alan Freed is credited with inventing the words "rock and roll" to discribe the uptempo black music he played as early as 1951 on his Cleveland radio station. He didn't call himself "The Moondog" or his show the "Moondog Rock N' Roll Party" for nothing.
Posted by Andrew on Wednesday, 04.10.13 @ 13:35pm
Andrew, did you ever see any of the 1950s movies that featured Alan Freed? He made five appearances as himself from 1956-1959. These are the films in which Freed starred:
Posted by Zach on Friday, 04.12.13 @ 20:50pm
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