Alan Freed

Rock 'n' Roll
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1.
Rock Around the Clock (1956)
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A frustrated big-band promoter runs in to rock-and-rollers Bill Haley and the Comets at a small-town dance... (77 mins.)
Director: Fred F. Sears
“ Columbia Pictures Corporation. A Clover Production. Produced by Sam Katzman. Disc Jockey Alan Freed of New York's radio station WINS plays himself. Stars Bill Haley and His Comets, The Platters, Ernie Freeman Combo, Tony Matinez and his band, Freddie Bell and his Bellboys, Johnny Johnston and Alix Talton. ” - moondog-348-817205
 
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Don't Knock the Rock (1956)
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A disc jockey tries to prove to teenagers' parents that rock 'n' roll is harmless and won't turn their kids into juvenile delinquents. (84 mins.)
Director: Fred F. Sears
“ Columbia Pictures Corporation. A Clover Production. Produced by Sam Katzman. Directed by Fred F. Sears. Written by Robert E. Kent and James B. Gordon. Presents Bill Haley And His Comets, Alan Dale, Alan Freed, The Treniers, Little Richard, Dave Appell and His Applejacks. Francine MacLaine. Starring; Patricia Hardy, Fay Baker, Jana Lund, Gail Ganley, Pierre Watkin, George Cisar, Dick Elliott, Jovada and Jimmy Ballard. Decca Records, Inc. Specialty Records, Inc. ” - moondog-348-817205
 
3.
Mister Rock and Roll (1957)
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The saga of how Alan Freed discovered rock and roll. The new musical sounds are traced back to their roots in jazz, blues and gospel. Appearances by Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Clyde McPhatter, Frankie Lymon, Lionel Hampton. (86 mins.)
Director: Charles Dubin
“ Paramount Pictures Corporation. Aurora Prodoctions, Inc. Produced by Ralph Serpe and Howard Kreitsek. Directed by Charles Dubin. Written by James Blumgarten. Alan Freed, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, LaVern Baker, Ferlin Husky, Clyde Mcphatter, The Moonglows, Brook Benton, Shaye Cogan and Frankie Lymon And The Teenagers. Starring; Rocky Graziano, Teddy Randazzo, Lois O'Brien, Lionel Hampton and His Band. Released September, 1957 ” - moondog-348-817205
 
4.
Go, Johnny, Go! (1959)
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Rock-n-roll promoter Alan Freed holds a talent search to develop a new rock star, then must find the elusive, mystery contestant (Jimmy Clanton) who doesn't know he has won. (75 mins.)
Director: Paul Landres
“ A Hal Roach Distribution Corp. Produced by Alan Freed. Directed by Paul Landers. Starring Alan Freed, Jimmy Clanton, Sandy Stewart, Chuck Berry. The Late Ritchie Valens. JoAnn Cambell, Harvey of the Moonglows, Sandy Stewart, Eddie Cochran, The Cadilacs, The Flamingoes. ” - moondog-348-817205