Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll

Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll (HMBRG)

Location: Cleveland, OH 44114 Cuyahoga County
Country: United States of America

N 41° 30.509', W 81° 41.656'

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When radio station WJW disc jockey Alan Freed (1921-1965) used the term "rock and roll" to describe the uptempo black rhythm and blues records he played beginning in 1951, he named a new genre of popular music that appealed to audiences on both sides of 1950s American racial boundaries—and dominated American culture for the rest of the 20th century. The popularity of Freed's nightly "Moon Dog House Rock and Roll Party" radio show encouraged him to organize the Moondog Coronation Ball—the first rock concert. Held at the Cleveland Arena on March 21, 1952, the oversold show was beset by a riot during the first set. Freed, a charter inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, moved to WINS in New York City in 1954 and continued to promote rock music through radio, television, movies, and live performances.
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HM NumberHMBRG
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
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Marker Number46-18
Year Placed2003
Placed ByThe Ohio Bicentennial Commission, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and the Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 2:50am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 442061 N 4595438
Decimal Degrees41.50848333, -81.69426667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 30.509', W 81° 41.656'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 30' 30.54" N, 81° 41' 39.36" W
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Area Code(s)216, 330, 440
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1100-1148 E 9th St, Cleveland OH 44114, US
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