Saturday, March 21, 2015

Moondog Coronation Ball

Today is the 63rd anniversary of the Moondog Coronation Ball held at the Cleveland Arena, March 21, 1952. Among the acts that appeared that night were: Tiny Grimes, The Dominoes, Paul Williams, Varetta Dillard, and Danny Cobb. Produced by WJW DJ Alan Freed it is often considered the first rock and roll show.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer, March 22, 1952.

The Cleveland Arena, March 1952, photographer unknown.

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