payola


V.21 No.26 | 6/28/2012
Dick Clark and provocateur Alan Freed dance off.
Julia Minamata juliaminamata.com

Music History

King of Rock and Rollers

The making of Dick Clark and the breaking of Alan Freed

When rock and roll trailblazers Alan Freed and Dick Clark were called to testify about payola in 1960, it ended one man’s career and managed to boost the other’s.