CLEVELAND (AP) — The remains of the deejay who is widely credited with coining the phrase “rock and roll” have been removed from the exhibit honoring him at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland.
Alan Freed’s son and daughter-in-law left the museum Monday with an urn containing his cremated remains. Freed was one of the original inductees into the hall.
Lance Freed told The Plain Dealer that it wasn’t his idea to remove his father’s ashes, which he says will remain somewhere in the area.
Rock Hall officials say the ashes had been on display since 2002, and a decision was made to focus Freed’s exhibit more on his story.
Freed died in 1965 at age 43.