The Ashes of the Man Who Coined the Term ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll’ Will Be Removed From Rock’s Hall of Fame

I find it very disrespectful to do so and forget the man who made Rock and Roll History. Rude.


The ashes of music legend Alan Freed, the DJ responsible for coining the term “rock ‘n’ roll,” will be removed from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, Ohio.

Freed’s son, Lance Freed, told local news that he was asked by the museum’s executive director, Greg Harris, to pick up the ashes because visitors “scratch their heads and can’t figure out what this thing is.”

Harris told CNN that museums these days preferred exhibits that told a story. “The museum world is moving away from exhibiting remains,” Harris said. The display case will instead hold a pair of Freed’s microphones.

Freed, who hosted a Cleveland radio show in the 1950s, introduced R&B to white audiences at a time when music was segregated on the airwaves as well as at live venues throughout the country. He called the music “rock n’ roll” and hosted what is believed…

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