"Anyone who says rock & roll is a passing fad or flash-in-the-pan trend along the music road has ROCKS IN THE HEAD, Dad!"
In the early 1940s a new kind of music exploded out of the black culture called rhythm and blues. More upbeat than the blues of the early 1900s it was still not the music we know today. As musicians experimented further one man recognized the potential of this new music. Alan Freed, as an innovator first in Cleveland and then later in New York City, gave rock ‘n’ roll its name and the final push it needed to become the music of America. On the air Freed had a wild personality and changed the role of the deejay. By doing this he promoted rock ‘n’ roll and revolutionized radio.
Created By Nathan Christian