2003 – Ex-Van Halen wildman David Lee Roth begins a week filling in as a morning DJ on Arrow 93.1 in Los Angeles.
2002 – Radiohead treats fans to a Webcast featuring songs from the group’s forthcoming, as-yet-untitled sixth Capitol album. Frontman Thom Yorke and bassist Colin Greenwood host the session, in which the band DJs and plays three new songs plus a cover of Dick Smith and Felix Bernard’s yuletide classic “Walking in a Winter Wonderland.
1999 – Internet search hub Lycos launches a Web radio network that features five music channels. The Lycos Radio Network contains hip-hop, modern rock, smooth jazz, country, and pop formats. The service, which also contains video streaming, is hosted by live Internet DJs.
1956 – Chart Toppers’s annual DJ’s Poll finds that Elvis Presley is the most-played male artist and country artist.
1955 – Chuck Berry is named the most promising Rhythm & Blues artist in Chart Toppers’s annual DJ’s Poll.
1955 – Fats Domino is named the favorite Rhythm & Blues artist in Chart Toppers’s annual DJ’s Poll.
1930 – Eddie Bo, the pianist who recorded the minor 1969 R&B hit “Hook and Sling, Part 1,” is born in New Orleans. Eddie Bo (born Edwin Joseph Bocage, September 20, 1930 in New Orleans, Louisiana and raised in Algiers and in the 9th Ward) is an American singer and one of the last New […]