Alan Freed’s remains to be placed inside monument at Lake View Cemetery

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CLEVELAND - The man who coined the phrase "Rock and Roll" is coming home.

"We are looking forward to finally giving dad a final resting place," said Sieglinde Freed, daughter.

Saturday, the ashes of the legendary disc jockey Alan Freed will be placed in a monument at the Lake View Cemetery.

It will be a public ceremony with music legends, family, and friends.

"It's a homecoming for him because his home was at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for 12 years until two years ago. The new director of the museum didn't want human remains there," said Lance Freed, son.

Freed's children eventually decided on Lake View Cemetery so that the public could visit for generations to come.

"I think it will be great. I think he will like that people will be able to just come and be in a beautiful setting," said Sieglinde.

Steven Van Zant will speak at the ceremony Saturday, as well as singer Jimmy Clanton and Terry Stewart, the former head of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

The Drifters are also scheduled to perform.

"His heart was always here in Cleveland. This was the place where he was happiest. This was the beginning of his career," said Lance.

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