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.