American Hot Wax

  • 1978,
  • Paramount,
  • Dir. Floyd Mutrux

  • Starring:
  • Tim McIntire,
  • Fran Drescher,
  • Jay Leno,
  • Laraine Newman

Synopsis:

This is the story loosely based on Cleveland disc jockey Alan Freed, who introduced rock'n'roll to teenage American radio audiences in the 1950's. Freed was a source of great controversy: criticized by conservatives for corrupting youth with the "devil's music"; hated by racists for promoting African American music for white consumption; persecuted by law enforcement officials and finally brought down by the "payola" scandals.

Reviews:

The Austin Chronicle

This neglected 1978 American rock & roll film is a historical invocation of legendary deejay Alan Freed's life and cultural impact. Read More >>>

Stills:

"You can stop me, but you're never gonna stop rock & roll! "

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