Chuck Berry & Alan Freed

Charles Edward Anderson Chuck Berry (born October 18, 1926) is an American guitarist, singer and songwriter, and one of the pioneers of rock and roll music. Albert James Alan Freed (December 15, 1921 – January 20, 1965), also known as Moondog, was an American disc jockey. 5.0/5

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On This Day: African American Life in Detroit in 1987: Aretha Franklin is inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame. With a hugely successful recording career that spans more than 25 years and includes 12 Grammy awards, Franklin becomes the first woman to join the list of music icons, which includes: Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley, Ray Charles, Buddy Holly, James Brown, Alan Freed, Robert Johnson and Little Richard.
Today In Oldies Music History: August 29 -- Births 1920: Charlie "Bird" Parker 1924: Dinah Washington 1942: Sterling Morrison (The Velvet Underground) 1943: *** Halligan (Blood, Sweat and Tears) 1945: Chris Copping (Procol Harum) 1953: Rick Downey (Blue Oyster Cult) 1958: Michael Jackson Deaths 1976: Jimmy Reed 1998: Charlie Feathers 2006: "Jumpin'" Gene Simmons Events 1958: The first of Alan Freed's Big Beat revues is held at Brooklyn, New York's Fox Theatre, featuring Chuck Berry, Billy Haley and his Comets, Frankie Avalon, The Elegants, Bobby Freeman, and Jimmy Clanton. 1959: When the Les Stewart Quartet breaks up just before its opening-night gig at the new Liverpool hotspot the Casbah, Quartet guitarist George Harrison recommends local skiffle group the Quarrymen, on the verge of breaking up and down to two members: John Lennon and Paul Mccartney. Harrison joins the group, which still has no drummer, that night. 1962: Elvis' tenth movie, Kid Galahad, opens in US theaters, featuring the King as an am ...
TODAY IN ROCK: AUGUST 1 First blues recording is made, "Crazy Blues" by Mamie Smith. Jimmie Rodgers and the Carter Family sign recording contracts with Victor Records. Jerry Garcia, lead guitarist and guiding light of the Grateful Dead, is born in San Francisco. "Gotta Let You Go"/"Boogie In the Park" by Joe Hill Louis is released on Phillips, a label launched by Sam and Memphis deejay Dewey Phillips. It is the only single released by the label. The Orioles' biggest hit, "Crying in the Chapel," enters the R&B chart, which it will go on to top for eight weeks. The Drifters, featuring Clyde Mcphatter on lead vocals, record "Money Honey" on Atlantic Records. Sh-Boom (The Crew-Cuts) was a hit. Fats Domino performs as part of the Alan Freed-promoted "Moondog Jubilee of Stars Under the Stars" at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn. Other acts on the bill: Muddy Waters, the Clovers, the Orioles, Little Walter. "Maybellene" by Chuck Berry reaches on Billboard's Best Sellers chart and tops the R&B chart for eleven weeks. "Lo ...
Today in 1959: The Alan Freed "rock and roll movie" premieres in New York, featuring Chuck Berry,...
Alright, my evening's made, Tosh.O shows, then Amy Schumer @ 10:30 then Go Johnny Go! an old Chuck Berry movie with Alan Freed from 1958 at Midnight.
The Daily Doo *** Tuesday Weld is known to many for her TV role as Thalia Menninger in The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis. Born Susan Ker Weld in 1943, she started acting as a child. In 1956 she appeared in Alfred Hitchcock’s The Wrong Man and was the lead in Rock, Rock, Rock with Alan Freed, Chuck Berry, Frankie Lymon, and John Burnette. She was in Wild in the Country with Elvis Presley and had an off-screen romance with him. She was also in Lord Love a Duck with Roddy McDowell and many other fil... See More
Today in R&R History: 1958-Alan Freed's Big Beat Show kicks off with Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis, Chuck Berry, Danny & the Jrs, and more.
This is a fair and clever summary of what happened between 1949 and 1954, when black and white musical traditions cross-educated each other, and then disc jockey Alan Freed popularized the phrase "rock and roll," which was black slang for having sex.   Now along comes Rolling Stone magazine, huckstering a commercial myth to sell magazines, get advertising, and make a buck. Along the way, they falsify and simplify the history of America's music.   The current issue, which celebrates the 50th anniversary of the creation of rock 'n' roll and is stuffed with advertisements, declares that Elvis Presley invented the music. This is revisionist history as a marketing gimmick.   No one person started rock 'n' roll. It was a black and white alloy of Fats Domino, Lloyd Price, Ike Turner, Hank Williams, Joe Turner, Louis Jordan, Ray Charles, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Buddy Holly - and Elvis Presley.   Presley himself never claimed to have invented rock 'n' roll. He always talked ab ...
THE 50'S - WHERE ROCK N ROLL CAME FROM Rock and roll dominated popular music in the latter half of the 1950s. The musical style originated and evolved in the United States during the late 1940s and early 1950s, and quickly spread to much of the rest of the world. Its immediate origins lay in a mixing together of various black musical genres of the time, including rhythm and blues and gospel music; with country and western and Pop. In 1951, Cleveland, Ohio disc jockey Alan Freed began playing rhythm and blues music for a multi-racial audience, and is credited with first using the phrase "rock and roll" to describe the music. The 1950s saw the growth in popularity of the electric guitar (developed and popularized by Les Paul). Paul's hit records like "How High the Moon," and "The World Is Waiting for the Sunrise," helped lead to the development of a specifically rock and roll style of playing of such exponents as Chuck Berry, Link Wray, and Scotty Moore. Chuck Berry, who is considered to be one of the pione ...
“I went to shows by Chuck Berry, Lavern Baker, Little Richard, and Fats Domino,” recalled [Robbie] Robertson, “and I saw a couple versions of the Alan Freed shows. I met Buddy Holly. [I remember that the sound of] his guitar blasted out of his amp; there was something about it beyond the normal. All these little pieces fit into the puzzle perfectly for me. Each thing taught me more.”
Today, in the history of Rock and Roll, December 25th: 1945: The Jimi Hendrix Experience bassist Noel Redding is born in Folkestone, England. 1958: Hugely influential DJ Alan Freed puts on his first "Christmas Rock & Roll Spectacular" at Loews State Theatre in Manhattan, featuring, among others, Chuck Berry, Jackie Wilson, Bo Diddley, Eddie Cochran, The Moonglows, The Everly Brothers, Frankie Avalon and Johnnie Ray. 1959: An apprentice engineer from Liverpool named Richard Starkey, then already eighteen, gets his first real set of drums for Christmas (the young Starkey's family couldn't afford a proper set when he was a child). Later, he would become known as Ringo Starr. 1964: The U.S. Department of Labor decides not to grant any more work visas to British groups – a backlash from the so-called British Invasion and the fear these foreigners are hampering U.S. musician’s ability to make a living. The ruling is later dismissed. 1964: George Harrison's new girlfriend, model Pattie Boyd, is attacked by f ...
"New Planet" Radio 89-FM...G December 25th: On this Day 1954, Bing Crosby's ‘White Christmas’ entered the Billboard Pop chart for the eleventh time. Bing's rendition has sold over 100 million copies around the world, with at least 50 million sales as singles. It was the largest selling single in Music History until it was surpassed by Elton John's ‘Candle in the Wind 1997’. 1954, 1958, The first day of a 10 day residency in Alan Freeds Christmas rock n' roll spectacular in New York with Chuck Berry, Frankie Avalon, Dion, Jackie Wilson, Eddie Cochran, Bo Diddley and The Everly Brothers. more 1964, Beatles fans attacked George Harrison's girlfriend Patti Boyd as they arrived at London's Hammersmith Odeon for tonight's Beatles concert. 1964, The Supremes, Marvin Gaye, The Temptations, The Miracles, Stevie Wonder and The Marvelettes all appeared at The Fox Theatre, Brooklyn, New York. 1964, The Beatles, recorded six songs for the BBC radio program Saturday Club in London: ‘Rock and Roll Music’, ...
Ma sì… King Elmore was born, so was Duke Ellington Jelly Roll made love, Bessie Smith was created in heaven above Robert Johnson sang the blues, Shick Webb did those things that only he could do. Charlie Christian started a new thing, and, oh my, how Billie Holiday could sing. Alan Freed rock and rolled, Joe Turner's voice was very low. B.B. King wailed, Charlie Parker cried, Louis Jordan smiled Ray Charles moaned, Chuck Berry rock and rolled. Fats Domino made me feel good, Elvis Presley did things that no one thought he could Then came the Beatles, Rolling Stones, whole new thing was going on. Frank Zappa zapped…
In 1957, in Portland, Oregon, Alan Freed's "The Biggest Show of Stars for 1957" concert tour played the Paramount Theater. Performers included Fats Domino, Buddy Holly and the Crickets, Chuck Berry, the Everly Brothers, Frankie Lymon, Buddy Knox, Clyde Mcphatter, Paul Anka, LaVern Baker, the Drifters, Eddie Cochran, the Bobettes, Johnnie & Joe, the Spaniels, and Jimmy Bowen.   In 1961, Chubby Checker performed his original hit from the previous year, "The Twist," along with the followup "Let's Twist Again," in a medley on CBS-TV's "The Ed Sullivan Show." The exposure boosted both singles and propelled "The Twist" back to in early 1962, marking the only time in the history of the Billboard charts that the same single has reached the top spot in two separate years. Also appearing on that edition of the Sullivan show was Matt Monro singing his hit "My Kind Of Girl."   In 1961, Helen Shapiro was at on the UK singles chart with "Walkin' Back To Happiness", her second and final UK chart topper. I ...
ON THIS DAY IN ROCK 'N' ROLL HISTORY! Mister Rock and Roll, the story of legendary Rock promoter and DJ Alan Freed, premieres. The film has appearances by Chuck Berry and Little Richard. 1957 1960's The Beatles "Eleanor Rigby" peaks at Meanwhile, Jimi Hendrix flies to London to become a Rock star. 1966 1970's The first Elvis Presley convention is held in Memphis. It comes a month after Presley's death. 1977 Fleetwood Mac`s "Don`t Stop" peaks at However, an Arkansas fan, Bill Clinton, revives the song using as his presidential campaign theme song in '92. 1977 1980's ZZ Top’s "Eliminator," containing "Legs" and "Sharp Dressed Man," goes platinum. The album stays on the chart for over three years. 1983 "Tell Her About It" tops the U.S. pop chart. The Billy Joel track is from his "Innocent Man" LP. 1983 1990's “Nevermind,” Nirvana’s second studio release, arrives with little fanfare. The album debuts at on the Billboard 200 chart and doesn’t kick in gear until "Smells Like Teen Spirit" becomes a h . ...
Today In Rock N Roll History Sept 24th 1942: Bandleader Glenn Miller makes his last radio broadcast on CBS' Moonlight Serenade program before leaving to enlist in the Army. 1955: Judy Garland makes her television debut on CBS' variety show Ford Star Jubilee, breaking all previous ratings records. 1957: Legendary DJ Alan Freed debuts his fourth movie, Mister Rock And Roll, at New York City's Paramount Theatre. The film, named after Freed's nickname, features Alan playing himself and also several musical performances by Little Richard, Chuck Berry, Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers, Brook Benton, LaVern Baker, Ferlin Husky, Lionel Hampton, and, for some reason, former middleweight boxing champion Rocky Graziano. 1971: The Jackson 5 appear on the cover of Life magazine, with the headline "Rock Stars At Home With Their Parents." 1977: Just a month or so after his untimely death, the first national Elvis Presley convention takes place in Memphis. 1988: After allegedly breaking into an insurance class being held ...
September 20th, 2008: Nappy Brown died in his sleep in his hometown of Charlotte, North Carolina. He was born Napoleon Brown Goodson Culp on October 12th, 1929. Brown was the son of Kathryn Culp and Sammie Lee Brown. After his mother died he was brought up by Fred and Maggie Culp. They attended Gethsemane AME Zion Church and he attended school in Charlotte, North Carolina. He began his career singing gospel music before switching to R&B. In 1954 he won a recording contract with Savoy Records, which yielded a series of hits, including "Don't Be Angry" (R&B, pop, 1955), "Pitter Patter" (R&B, 1955), and "It Don't Hurt No More" (R&B, pop, 1958). Brown was among the biggest stars in R&B, frequently touring with the revues of Alan Freed. His songs, along with those of his peers and contemporaries (such as Little Richard, Chuck Berry, and Fats Domino), were among the first wave of African-American pop music to become noticed and popular with white audiences. Elvis Presley reportedly used to see Brown perform wh ...
Your WAKY Morning Feature Artist got his name from the man who coined the phrase Rock n Roll, Alan Freed. This artist had much respect for Chuck Berry's song writing abilities. Get the story and hear one of his early hits at 8:35 on WAKY.
Alan Freed may be the disc jockey who first used the term rock and roll on the air but this week on Vinyl Tap Randy Bachman repeats it over and over as he continues his look at tunes about rock and roll. Just like millions of teenagers around the world Randy fell in love with the new sound that became a huge part of his life. Many other songwriters also paid homage by using the words rock, roll and of course rock and roll in their song titles. The list this week includes Chuck Berry, Motorhead, Boston, Pink, Elton John, Bon Jovi, Pink, Traffic, Bryan Adams and many others. The kids wanna rock so be sure to tune in to the Tap.
Music History for May 9 -- from Mary Landers 1939 - Ray Eberle recorded "Stairway to the Stars" with the Glenn Miller Orchestra. 1944 - Jimmie Davis became the Governor of Louisiana. He wrote the song "You Are My Sunshine." 1958 - Alan Freed was indicted for inciting unlawful destruction of property in Boston. 1962 - Brian Epstein met with EMI producer George Martin. Martin signed the Beatles to record demos on June 4, 1962. It was their first recording contract. 1964 - Chuck Berry began his first British tour. 1965 - Vladimir Horowitz played his first public concert in 12 years at Carnegie Hall in New York City. 1967 - "Damito Jo Day" was celebrated in her hometown of Austin, Texas. 1970 - The Blues Images "Ride Captain Ride" was released. 1973 - *** Jagger added $150,000 of his own money to the $350,000 raised by the Rolling Stones' January benefit concert for victims of a Nicaraguan earthquake. 1978 - Fee Waybill (Tubes) fell of a stage during a show in England, resulted in a broken leg. 1988 - Prince ...
S/O to Chuck Berry, Danny & The Juniors, Ray Charles, Alan Freed, Bill Haley, Jackie Brenston, you can thank them all for rock n roll.
Happy December 25th! Here's what happened on this day in history: 1958: Alan Freed's Christmas rock-and-roll spectacular opens a ten-day run at Loews State Theatre in Manhattan. Bo Diddley, Chuck Berry, Eddie Cochran, and Jackie Wilson perform. 1959: Richard Starkey, later known as Ringo Starr, receives his first drum set for Christmas. 1965: The Dave Clark Five are at Number One with “Over and Over.” 1978: Public Image Ltd., featuring John Lydon, plays their first gig at the Rainbow Theatre in London. 1990: On a four-day furlough from prison, James Brown gives his first concert performance in two years, for soldiers at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. Born: O’Kelly Isley of the Isley Brothers, 1935; Phil Spector, 1940; Noel Redding of the Jimi Hendrix Experience, 1945; Jimmy Buffett, 1946; Annie Lennox of Eurythmics, 1954 Died: James Brown, 2006; Eartha Kitt, 2008 Merry Christmas!!!
Chuck Berry and Jerry Lee Lewis star as themselves in this flick about the story of Alan Freed, the legendary DJ who fought for rock and roll. Jay Leno and o...
Rock, Rock!," the 1956 black-and-white film starring Cleveland disc jockey and "the King of Rock 'n' Roll" Alan Freed as himself, told the story of a teenage girl trying to gather the money she needs
Entertainment Trivia : Which 2 of the following were NOT in the original class inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame in 1986: Beatles, Chuck Berry, James Brown, Everly Brothers, Aretha Franklin, Alan Freed, Buddy Holly, Elvis Presley?
This Day In Music: August 29th 1958, Alan Freed's Big Beat Show opened at the Fox Theatre in Brooklyn. Those performing included Frankie Avalon, Jimmy Clanton, Chuck Berry, Bobby Freeman, Bill Haley and his Comets and The Elegants. 1959, The Quarry Men (John Lennon, Paul Mccartney, George Harrison, and Ken Brown) performed at the Casbah Coffee Club, Hayman's Green, West Derby, Liverpool. This is the opening night of a new teen club in a large Victorian house that is owned by Mrs. Mona Best and the first of seven straight Saturdays that The Quarry Men play here. The band shared one microphone connected to the house P.A. 1964, Rob Orbison's 'Oh, Pretty Woman' was released in the US. It went on to reach No.1 four weeks later. The title was inspired by Orbison's wife Claudette interrupting a conversation to announce she was going out; when Orbison asked if she was okay for cash, his co-writer Bill Dees interjected "A Pretty Woman never needs any money." 1966, The Beatles played their last concert before a pay ...
In this day in 1958, Alan Freed's 'Big Beat Show' opened at the Fox Theatre in Brooklyn. Feat Frankie Avalon, Chuck Berry, Bill Haley
In the movie Cadillac Records what Chuck Berry song did Alan Freed get a 1/3 of the royalties? "johnny b. goode", "maybelline", "roll over beethoven", "sweet little sixteen"
Chuck Berry performs "You Can't Catch Me" in 1956. His is introduced by disc jockey, Alan Freed.
Rock, Rock, Rock is a 1956 black-and-white motion picture featuring performances from a number of early rock 'n' roll stars, such as Chuck Berry, LaVern Bake...
Stripped out low-fi movie sound, and blended the high quality recording into a scene from Go, Johnny, Go! That's Alan Freed pretending to play the drums, and...
A great and cheesy piece of now on AMC "Go Jonny Go"..it has Chuck Berry, Alan Freed, Eddie Cochran and Ritchie Valens.
Watching " Go Johnny Go" on TMC with Jimmy Clanton and Chuck Berry, Alan Freed and Sandy Stewart. Circa 1959. An oldie but a goodie!
Friday night, 10:30, Turner Classic Movies."Go Johnny Go" with Alan Freed and Chuck Berry.i'll be there.
April 22, 1959: Alan Freed premieres his last Rock 'n' Roll movie, Go Johnny Go, starring Chuck Berry, Jackie...
they love rock n roll but cant tell me who Alan Freed, Little Richard, Chuck Berry, Bill Haley, Carl Perkins etc.. are lol
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