Freed’s ashes to remain in Cleveland

CLEVELAND – The remains of a nationally known disc jockey removed from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame earlier this month will remain in Cleveland, according to reports from the paper’s news partner, WKBN Channel 27.

Alan Freed, who coined the phrase “rock ‘n’ roll,” died in 1965 at the age of 43, and his remains had been on display at the Hall of Fame the last 12 years until the HOF decided to have them removed.

Freed’s son Lance had his father’s remains removed from the HOF earlier this month. Efforts were underway in this county to have his final resting place be in Salem where he went to high school.

However, it has been determined that Lake View Cemetery in Cleveland will take possession of the remains and a monument will be erected in his honor, WKBN reported.

Freed’s 1952 “Moondog Coronation Ball” in Cleveland is considered the first-ever rock and roll concert.