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Alan Freed to Leave the Rock Hall

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(Cleveland) - The man who coined the term "rock and roll" will be leaving the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.

The ashes of Alan Freed, famed disk jockey and creator of the Moondog Coronation Ball, will be returned to his family on Monday morning. Freed's ashes were put on display in 2002 and removed from exhibit on Friday. The museum is in the process of relocating the display honoring Freed.

Freed's son Lance will recieve his father's remains at 11:30am on Monday and is in the process of finding a final resting place for him in the Cleveland area.

“Without his early pioneering efforts in the city of Cleveland and beyond, there would be no Rock and Roll Hall of Fame or Museum here,” Lance Freed said. “Without being overly dramatic about it, my father literally died, heartbroken and penniless as a result of the persecution he suffered at the hands of the FBI, the IRS and other law enforcement agencies for his uncompromising dedication to and advocacy of the music.”

Alan Freed died in 1965 at the age of 43.

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