American Hot Wax (1978)

Director
Floyd Mutrux

Main cast
Tim McIntire; Fran Drescher; Jay Leno; Laraine Newman; Chuck Berry

Genres
Drama, History, Music

Description
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.


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