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Mr. Rock N Roll: The Alan Freed Story Coming To DVD


06/23/2009
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(Kayos) On July 7, Eagle Rock Entertainment will add to its extensive DVD roster Mr. Rock 'N' Roll: The Alan Freed Story. Eagle has already mastered the art of great music DVDs, from classic rock to heavy metal, from jazz to blues, from hip-hop to funk, including the Live at Montreux series and the acclaimed Classic Albums series. With this DVD, they will explore the roots of the expansive rock music catalogue they represent.

Originally aired as a made-for-television film on NBC, Mr. Rock 'N' Roll tells the story of Alan Freed, the man who coined the term "Rock 'N' Roll", and who recognized the earth-shattering power that this music had. In the vein of other music films such as Cadillac Records, Dreamgirls, and Ray, this film captures a historic time in music.

Judd Nelson (The Breakfast Club, St. Elmo's Fire) plays the legendary Cleveland DJ, who was not afraid to acknowledge the power of R&B music, and who stood in the face of racial controversy in the 1950s. While the public at large believed "Race Records" were poisoning the minds of the young, Freed tapped into this burgeoning youth culture. He saw the eruptive energy and pure joy it evoked in teenagers, and became its on-air prophet at its inception. He also realized rock 'n' roll music was a viable market, and that teens were rabidly buying the records that they would hear on his shows. He would later endure controversy for payola scandals, but one cannot deny the impact this one Cleveland man had on generations upon generations of music fans and pop culture. Madchen Amick (E.R.) and Paula Abdul also star in the film.

Featuring the music of such legendary artists as Jackie Wilson, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard, Bo Diddley, and others, Mr. Rock 'N' Roll chronicles the birth of one of the most powerful forces in American culture.
To anyone who claims themselves a fan of any delineate of music, this is a compelling and must-own chronicle of music history.



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