(Documentary) (writer: "Sincerely")
(TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
(lyrics: "MAYBELLENE") / (music: "MAYBELLENE")
Is credited as co-writer of the Chuck Berry
classic "Maybelline" and The Moonglows
' "Sincerely", although he actually wasn't involved in writing either song.
2 Biographical Movies |
5 Print Biographies |
7 Portrayals |
2 Articles |
1 Pictorial |
Alan Freed and his Rock 'n Roll Band
Did You Know?
[on rock and roll] This music comes from the levees and the plantations. It's simple to dance to, and to clap your hands to, and the kids know the words to every song. That's why they come. This is an audience-participation kind of music. They come in and pay to sing louder than the performers.
Was arrested and pleaded guilty to accepting "Payola" (bribes for playing certain songs). He was blacklisted from broadcasting and died broke and bitter in 1965 at age 42.