20 enero 2018

Albert James "Alan" Freed (December 15, 1921 – January 20, 1965)

American disc-jockey Alan Freed died from uraemia and cirrhosis brought on by alcoholism at the age of 42.  He became internationally known for promoting the mix of Blues, Country, RNR,  and Rhythm and Blues music on the radio in the United States and Europe under the name of Rock and Roll. Freed, called  the "Father of Rock and Roll", appeared in the movies such as Rock Around the Clock and Don't Knock the Rock. His career was destroyed by the payola scandal that hit the broadcasting industry in the early 1960´s

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