Cleveland, Ohio: Jukebox Tombstone of Alan Freed

Alan Freed, the DJ who popularized the term, "Rock 'n' Roll," is buried beneath a black tombstone shaped like a full-size Rock-ola jukebox.

Lake View Cemetery

12316 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH
Lake View Cemetery. Enter on the east side of Euclid Ave. just north of E. 123rd St. Drive through the gate, then halfway around the little traffic circle, then continue straight in.Make the first right, then continue bearing right until you see the columned front of Wade Chapel straight ahead. The tombstone is behind and to the right of the Chapel, in the grassy area between the lake and the road.
Gates open daily 7:30-4:30 Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Alan Freed jukebox grave.

Alan Freed - Juke Box Hero Tombstone

Grave of Alan Freed, the DJ who coined the phrase, "Rock 'n' Roll." Located in Lakeview Cemetery, near the lake where the lion is, and close to grave of Elliot Ness.

[Joannah Soderborg, 09/29/2016]

For years the urn with Alan Freed's ashes was displayed reverently in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. But a new management team kicked Alan out, so his family buried him under a tombstone shaped like a full-size Rock-ola jukebox. The ceremony took place Jan. 20, 2016, the 51st anniversary of his death.

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