1955 – DJ Alan Freed kicks off his first New York Rock & Roll Ball…

1955 – DJ Alan Freed kicks off his first New York Rock & Roll Ball. The package concert at Harlem’s Saint Nicholas Arena is sold out over two nights and features performers Big Joe Turner (“Shake, Rattle & Roll”), the Moonglows (“Sincerely”), Fats Domino (“Blueberry Hill”) and the Drifters.

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