Hear the first rock & roll concert that never happened. This playlist features the artists who were scheduled to play at Freed's first Moondog Coronation Ball. The concert was closed down by Cleveland Police just as it was getting started.
Alan Freed was a deejay and music promotor in the 1950s. His most important contribution culture was his unrelenting passion and promotion of black artists and their music. I did a tribute art print and blog post on the man.