Why Can’t We Let Old Radio DJs Rest in Peace?

Alan Freed and Casey Kasem are two of the most legendary DJs of all time, yet they can’t seem to find final resting places.

If you’ve been following Casey’s situation, he’s currently in a morgue in Montreal more than two months after he died as his wife, Jean, schemes to have him buried in–wait for it–Norway.  Why there?  Casey had no connection to the country.  But Jean says Norway is “like heaven,” so it’s the best place for him–and because it’s where she plans to be buried, that’s where her husband should go.

The Norwegian government seems fine with the plan, so it looks like Casey will be hauled across the Atlantic sometime soon.  Maybe then will this farce end.

Meanwhile, Alan Freed’s ashes have been evicted from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame because of a Beyonce exhibit.  They’ll be interred permanently at Lakeview Cemetery in Cleveland. About time.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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