Episode 172: Kenny Vance

kenny 3  DJ Alan Freed, who might have coined the term “rock’n’roll,” was destroyed in the payola scandals of the fifties, but he was no more corrupt than his colleagues, says Kenny Vance. And Freed staged some of the first integrated rock shows. Does this mitigate his conduct? Sharp ideas about radio, rock, and the invention of teenagers from a founding member of Jay and the Americans, for Humanities NY.

  • person PERSON: Alan Freed
  • place PLACE: Brooklyn Paramount
  • thing THING: a 45 adaptor
  • randy's thing RANDY’S THING: this album

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