Monday, March 21, 2016

The First Rock 'n Roll Riot


On March 21, 1952 the Moondog Coronation Ball was held in Cleveland, Ohio. DJ Alan Freed (the man who coined the phrase "Rock and Roll") hosted what is recognized as the first rock and roll concert. The event was oversold due to a printing error and 20,000 fans tried to crowd into an arena that held slightly more than half that.



Via Dr. Caligari's Cabinet

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