A presentation to a group of alumni tracing the origins of rock and roll from the 1200s to 1955. Alan Freed, a disc jockey on Cleveland station WJW, in 1951 coined the term "Rock n' Roll" and described it as a “river of music" which “absorbed many streams: rhythm and blues, jazz, ragtime,cowboy songs, country songs, folk songs” all contributing “to the big beat.” But wait! There's more.
Woodward, Thom, "How We Got to Rockin' 'round the Clock" (2021). Lectures and Events. 2.