Thursday, January 20, 2011
Albert James "Alan" Freed (December 15, 1921 – January 20, 1965), also known as Moondog, was an American disc-jockey. He became internationally known for promoting African-American rhythm and blues music on the radio in the United States and Europe under the name of rock and roll. His career was destroyed by the payola scandal that hit the broadcasting industry in the early 1960s.
and if you ever want to see a great movie about Alan Freed and rock and roll...check out American Hot Wax. See below:
(side note) "I've got four beautiful women back here from Bayonne, NJ, The Delights" And the Delights come out singing Mr. Lee. Bayonne is my hometown so that's a cool clip for me. Sandra Dee who was married to Bobby Darin and starred in many films like A Summer Place is also from Bayonne! But this is about Alan Freed. And American Hot Wax is a great rock and roll movie with cameos by Chuck Berry and Jerry Lee lewis. Check it out, you won't be disappointed! Long live Rock and roll!
They say a dog is man's best friend....then why are so many animals abused and homeless? If you can, send a donation now to the Memphis Humane Society, even if it's a dollar or two. That's a few cans of dog or cat food which will help an animal. This time of year, many have purchased a cute little kitten or puppy for their children for Christmas and right about this time, they figure out they don't have the time or money to keep the animal. And many just abandon the animals to the streets. The animals then mate and by the spring, there are many litters of homeless animals running the streets. Let's help the humane society rescue as many of these innocent animals and find them homes. Every dollar counts! One dollar can feed a dog or cat for one day! Please donate today!
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