National Disc Jockey Day is an annual celebration observed on January 20th of every year. There are many disc jockeys from around the world. A disc jockey, in short, is referred to as DJ who plays recorded music on the radio or at a club, or in any event. A DJ will usually mix recorded music from many sources like cassettes, CDs, or digital audio files on the CDJ or laptop. Disc jockeys have lots of fan followers, and thus they are celebrated with a Day on the calendar. National Disc Jockey Day celebrates the DJs and their music sense.
“A DJ can’t just play one song. It’s about playing a set, or how you connect songs in those two hours, and where you place them.” – Zedd
History of National Disc Jockey Day
The history, origin, and founder of National Disc Jockey Day are unknown. There is no mention of the year when this Day has been celebrated. However, this is celebrated in observed in remembrance of the death of Albert James Freed. He was also called Moondog, who was an influential disc jockey during the 1950s. James Freed is the person who is credited with the term “rock ‘n’ roll.” A DJ is a person who perfectly mixes different forms of pre-existing recorded music as it is playing. A DJ will usually perform before a live audience in a nightclub or dance club. He/she may even broadcast the music through the radio.
The first DJ was an attempt on the airwaves made by sixteen-year-old Ray Newby in 1909. He was a student at Herrold College of Engineering and Wireless who studied under the supervision of Charles “Doc” Herrold. The experiment, which started in the Garden City Bank Building in that college, was soon being reproduced by the radio broadcasters. It took nearly 25 years to term the word disc jockey. Walter Winchell coined the name. Over the year, there have been so many different forms of disk jockeys have come into existence, like Hip-hop DJs, Mobile DJs, and more.
Other Celebrations on January 20
January 20 is also celebrated as
- Penguin Awareness Day
- Camcorder Day
- International Day of Acceptance
- National Buttercrunch Day
- National Cheese Lover’s Day
How to Celebrate National Disc Jockey Day
Celebrating National Disc Jockey Day is very simple. Take time to learn about disc jockey, their history, and how they perform. You can act as a DJ for a day to celebrate this event. Encourage and appreciate people around you who are working as disk jockeys. Take a snap with your favorite DJ and share it on social media using the hashtag #DiscJockeyDay.
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