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Legendary DJ Alan Freed Gets A Final Sendoff04:51
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American disc jockey and radio performer Alan Freed (1921 - 1965) who coined the term rock 'n' roll sits in a 1010 WINS sound studio during a radio broadcast, 1950s. (Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
American disc jockey and radio performer Alan Freed (1921 - 1965) who coined the term rock 'n' roll sits in a 1010 WINS sound studio during a radio broadcast, 1950s. (Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
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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.

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This segment aired on May 6, 2016.

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