Remains of Alan Freed to stay in Cleveland


CLEVELAND, Ohio (WKBN) – The remains of Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Alan Freed will remain in Cleveland.

Alan Freed’s son Lance Freed had his father’s remains removed from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame earlier this month. Efforts were underway to have Freed’s final resting place be in Salem where he went to high school.

Lake View Cemetery in Cleveland will take possession of the remains and a monument will be erected in his honor.

Freed was a nationally known disc jockey and coined the phrase “Rock and Roll.” His 1952 “Moondog Coronation Ball” in Cleveland is believed to be the first-ever rock and roll concert.

Freed died in 1965 at the age of 43.

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