The Alan Freed Story - The Early Years of Rock & Roll
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- 400 Pages
- Released: February 20, 2007
- Originally Released: 2007
- Publisher: Collectables Records
|Author:||John A. Jackson|
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In the mid 1950's, Alan Freed coined a new sound that infused R&B and popular music. It was called Rock N Roll and to this day, Alan Freed has been credited as the founder of Rock N Roll. Well, folks, Rock N Roll is still with us today and we owe a debt of gratitude to Alan Freed! In this wonderful book, you will explore the life of Alan Freed everything from his radio playing days to his early demise from the payola experience. All in all, you will love this book immensely, for there is a lot of information about Alan's life that we don't know about. Finally, without Alan Freed, there would be no Cousin Bruce, Wolfman Jack or Howard Stern! Think about that!
I listened to Alan Freed every night on the radio as he played all the best Rock & Roll. I was at the Brooklyn NY Paramount Theater when the NYC Cops busted him and shut the concert show down for rowdiness but the cops were the ones that caused the riot by their actions
Rock & Roll fans of all ages will enjoy this book. Old folks like me will find it jogs our memories of those earlier golden days; and younger fans will find it to be a pretty thorough education on how it all started and the social temperature of America in the 50s and early 60s. The King is dead, Long live the King!
- Sales Rank: 2,790
- ISBN: 0977379809
- EAN: 9780977379804
- Shipping Weight: 15.50/lbs (approx)
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