Jeanette Nolan, a four-time Emmy nominated actress who made her film debut in Orson Welles' 1948 "Macbeth" and was married to John McIntire, died on this date in 1998 at the age of 86. She was also the mother of actor Tim McIntire, who played Alan Freed in 1978's "American Hot Wax." Photo from the L.A. Times files.

Jeanette Nolan, a four-time Emmy nominated actress who made her film debut in Orson Welles' 1948 "Macbeth" and was married to John McIntire, died on this date in 1998 at the age of 86. She was also the mother of actor Tim McIntire, who played Alan Freed in 1978's "American Hot Wax." Photo from the L.A. Times files.

The term 'Rock N' Roll' was coined by DJ Alan Freed in Cleveland, where the first 'Rock N' Roll' concert also took place and the Rock N' Roll Hall of Fame resides. It was a new term for BLACK R&B music. He helped this music cross over and become more popular with whites by calling it by a new name. "Freed was the first person to call this new music by that name, and he was the first radio deejay to use the term." - See more at…

The term 'Rock N' Roll' was coined by DJ Alan Freed in Cleveland, where the first 'Rock N' Roll' concert also took place and the Rock N' Roll Hall of Fame resides. It was a new term for BLACK R&B music. He helped this music cross over and become more popular with whites by calling it by a new name. "Freed was the first person to call this new music by that name, and he was the first radio deejay to use the term." - See more at…

Alan Freed | In the mid-1950s, the Chess brothers received two doo-wop groups by Alan Freed, the Coronets and the Moonglows; the former group was not very popular but the latter achieved several crossover hits including "Sincerely", which was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2002. Several of Chess's releases gave a writing credit to Alan Freed.

Alan Freed | In the mid-1950s, the Chess brothers received two doo-wop groups by Alan Freed, the Coronets and the Moonglows; the former group was not very popular but the latter achieved several crossover hits including "Sincerely", which was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2002. Several of Chess's releases gave a writing credit to Alan Freed.

Alan Freed, disk jockey – "The Father of Rock 'n Roll"

Alan Freed, disk jockey – "The Father of Rock 'n Roll"

Alan Freed presents Frankie Lymon & The Teen-Agers, Chuck Berry, Connie Francis, Tuesday Weld among several Concert

Alan Freed presents Frankie Lymon & The Teen-Agers, Chuck Berry, Connie Francis, Tuesday Weld among several Concert

October 1955 poster for an Alan Freed show at the Apollo Theater in New York City.

October 1955 poster for an Alan Freed show at the Apollo Theater in New York City.

If the notoriously nocturnal Peter Wolf ever had a day job it would be ironically appropriate if it was working as a haberdasher because of the many hats he has worn over his long career; including musician, songwriter and commercial radio disc jockey. Peter Walter Blankfield was born on March 7, 1946 in the Bronx, NY and growing up he planned on being an artist. His commitment to music began early in his life after attending an Alan Freed Rock and Roll Revue with live performances by Chuck…

If the notoriously nocturnal Peter Wolf ever had a day job it would be ironically appropriate if it was working as a haberdasher because of the many hats he has worn over his long career; including musician, songwriter and commercial radio disc jockey. Peter Walter Blankfield was born on March 7, 1946 in the Bronx, NY and growing up he planned on being an artist. His commitment to music began early in his life after attending an Alan Freed Rock and Roll Revue with live performances by Chuck…

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