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Freed Exhibit Plans Set

Freed Exhibit Plans Set

The public gets its first look next week at a new exhibit featuring the late, famous DJ Alan Freed. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum will stage the show at its Cleveland facility, March 2 to May 18. A party of radio and industry VIPs will kick things off on Saturday, March 1.
“Alan Freed was one of the first and most vociferous champions of rock and roll. It’s only fitting that we pay tribute to him, particularly given the fact that he made his name right here in Cleveland,” said James Henke, vice president of exhibitions and curatorial affairs. He said the Hall of Fame has developed a strong relationship with the Freed family over the years.
The exhibit will include correspondence, movie posters, concert programs, record and sheet music, as well as documents related to the payola scandal, the organization said. “Some of these items include a letter from Alan Freed to WABD Radio in 1959 and a New York Criminal Court document from 1960.”
The Rock Hall also will show off its newly renovated radio studio, on the museum’s fifth floor, renamed the Alan Freed Radio Studio. Radio World is among the event sponsors.

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