Seven More Days that Rocked the World
Stuart Maconie looks at the dramatic downfall of American DJ Alan Freed , who allegedly coined the phrase "rock 'n' roll" and was the MC for what is credited as the first ever rock concert, which attracted 20,000 fans of popular music's then hot new genre. But the so-called "father of rock 'n' roll" - whose love of both black and white music coincided with gains in racial integration - lost his career when he was found guilty of granting airplay to record companies that offered "payola".
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