Mr. Rock 'n' Roll: The Alan Freed Story

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Judd Nelson

Mädchen Amick

Leon Robinson

Paula Abdul

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Television movie about 1950s rock deejay Alan Freed and the scandals that ended his career. In 1951, Cleveland DJ Alan Freed eavesdrops on a group of black and white teenagers bopping to the sounds of rhythm and blues. Freed takes a chance and plays the controversial music at midnight. Suddenly, the world and music changes forever. "Rock'n'Roll" becomes part of America's lexicon, but for conservative right-wing citizens, the music represents sex, anarchy and crime. Freed's show, "Big Beat," is the first nationally televised rock'n'roll dance program. However, when singer Frankie Lymon dances with a white girl, the network flips and tells Freed that he can no longer have black artists on the ... Full Summary >>