On Saturday, the ashes of legendary disc jockey Alan Freed will come to their final resting place at Lakeview Cemetery in Cleveland. Steven Van Zandt from the E Street Band is scheduled to give a eulogy and The Drifters will perform at the memorial service. Freed blended a love of music with a dynamic radio personality to make an indelible mark on American popular culture.
From the Here & Now contributors network, David C. Barnett of WCPN remembers the man who gave rock and roll its name.
This segment aired on May 6, 2016.