BIOPIC PREMIERED ON THIS DATE IN 1978

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American Hot Wax is a 1978 biopic film telling the story of Cleveland, Ohio DJ
Alan Freed (shown below), who was instrumental in introducing and popularizing 
rock ‘n’ roll in the 1950s. Freed is credited with coining the term “rock ‘n’ roll”.The  
film starred Tim McIntire (above) as Freed, with Laraine Newman, Fran Drescher,  
and Jay Leno in supporting roles.The movie also featured performances by Chuck
Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Frankie Ford. The film was never officially released on 
VHS or DVD.

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Alan Freed

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The A&M soundtrack album reached #31 on the Billboard charts

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THE KILLER’S BIGGEST HIT!

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Sun records released this single by Jerry Lee Lewis on this day in 1957.
It climbed to the #2 chart position on Billboard. 

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