CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Half a century after his death, the "Father of Rock n' Roll" Alan Freed was laid to rest.
Freed, the Cleveland DJ who coined the phrase "Rock n' Roll" has a final resting place. He passed away in 1965. Since then, his ashes have been in a few places, including the Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame. After years, the Rock Hall returned his ashes to the Freed family.
"I'm proud were here," said Lance Freed, Alan's oldest son.
Today, Freed's family brought his ashes to his final resting place, Lakeview Cemetery, and celebrated the rock legend's life. While Lance led the effort bringing hid dad home, all of Freed's children were at the ceremony. They, along with rock royalty and so many of Freed's fans, looked on as his tombstone, a monument to his life was unveiled.
"Now there will be a place where all of us can say goodbye and hello," said Stevie Van Zandt.
Van Zandt, a Hall of Fame Inductee was among many rock legends who came to pay their respects.
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