After the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame decided last summer it was no longer appropriate to display the legendary disc jockey’s remains, the Freed family found a final resting place at a famous Northeast Ohio cemetery.
Hear audio clips of tunes from rock’s earliest days and hear stories of legendary DJ Alan Freed’s rise in Cleveland and eventual fall in New York, and the first ever rock ‘n’ roll show, the 1952 Moondog Coronation Ball at the old Cleveland Arena.
Although Freed first made a name for himself in Akron at WAKR, it was at Cleveland’s WJW radio that Freed made history playing music he called “Rock and Roll.”
Details regarding memorial services are still in progress and will be announced when finalized. Other notable interments at Lake view include 20th US President James Garfield and oil tycoon/philanthropist John D. Rockefeller.”