DJs or "disc jockeys" have become a tribe of some of the most influential and iconic musicians around. They bring parties to life and put together mixes that get people on their feet and dancing. See how much you know about some of the most famous DJs of all time and their popular hits with this set of DJ trivia questions and answers!
known as DJ Archie became the world's youngest club DJ at the age of 4 years and 130 days.
Archie Norbury Click to see the answer
U.S. disc jockey _______ was the first mainstream radio presenter to play rock ’n’ roll on his shows in the early Fifties.
__________ worked as a disc jockey in 1957 to raise money for the March of Dimes.
he 'I-Man' currently ranks with Stern and Limbaugh with aproximately 15 million listeners daily across the nation.
_________ became Britain’s first disc jockey, when he presented Record Round-up on the BBC in 1927.
Real name Robert Weston Smith, he epitomized the 1950s disc jockey, particularly with a cameo appearence in the film, 'American Graffiti'. Who is he?
Beaumont, TX disc jockey J. P. Richardson wrote 'Running Bear' for his friend Johnny Preston and performed his own song, 'Chantilly Lace' into the music charts.
The Big Bopper
In what year did English DJ, Jimmy Savile, host the first live DJ dance party in history?
Who is the only DJ that has played at the Olympic games?
Tiësto Click to see the answer
What is Skrillex's real name?
Sonny John Moore
term describes a technique used by DJs to manipulate musical samples to create something new?
The beat of a song is also called the “_____".
King Tubby and Lee "Scratch" Perry were pioneers of what modern musical genre?
Who was the first DJ that used slip-cueing?
Which of the following terms describes the lower end of the frequency range?
Who is the best female DJ in the world?
Charlotte De Witte
Which DJ's dad is the owner of Benihana?
What world-famous DJ was born with the name Tijs Michiel Verwest?
Tiësto Click to see the answer
A ______ plays music files (like mp3) or recorded CDs on a radio station and announces the names of the songs?
He is one of the first three Disc Jockeys in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
The act of a radio DJ talking over a song's instrumental intro and stopping just before the lyrics begin is called?
"hitting the post"
What incredibly gifted DJ produced the singles "Hey Brother," "Wake Me Up," and "Levels"?
What are the name of the duo behind Daft Punk?
Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo & Thomas Bangalter
What hit-making DJ has hosted the weekly radio show, A State of Trance, since 2001?
Armin van Buuren
Joel Thomas Zimmerman is the birth name of what well-known Canadian DJ?
An American DJ, who is the co-creator and lead member of the electronic dancehall music project Major Lazer?
What famous DJ is best known for their songs "Animals," "In the Name of Love," and "Scared to be Lonely"?
Christopher Comstock is the birth name of what popular American DJ?
Another type of DJ is called a_______. They use turntables to manipulate sounds on records.
A former disc jockey turned actor, he made his mark as a vainglorious news anchor at a Minneapolis TV station.
Ted Knight Click to see the answer
In the ’70s, party goers would come to hear and see 2 DJs at the same party blasting each other with their sounds – this became known as a ____.
What Scottish DJ is best known for their singles "We Found Love," "Summer," and "Feel So Close"?
__________ is also known as National DJ Day, Disc Jockey Day and DJ Day.
National Disc Jockey Day
__________ broke the norm, and played a mix of blues, country and R&B.
________, a 16-year-old boy in California, played some records from a small transmitter.
In 1947, the ______ opened in Paris as the first discotheque.
Whiskey A Go-Go
__________ is a person who plays recorded pop or dance music for dancers or listeners and introduces the names of the songs using a microphone.
This Armed Forces Radio deejay was popular among soldiers in southeast Asia and was the subject of the Barry Levinson film, 'Good Morning Vietnam'.
French DJ who released the hit albums Nothing but the Beat, One Love, and 7?
He was known as the 'Fifth Beatle' and reigned through the 1960s and 70s as one of the most popular DJs in New York.
Murray 'The K' Kaufman
________, was elected to the National Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 1994, four years before his death.
Robert W. Morgan
The self-proclaimed 'King of All Media' in the late 1990s and early 2000s, this controversial jock played himself in his own motion picture biography.
Allison Steele was a pioneer of late night progressive rock radio and was the subject of a song by Jimi Hendrix. Her radio name was ______ ?
In 1970, deejay Barrett Hansen began playing whimsical novelty records at KPPC in Los Angeles. Hansen is better known by the nickname _______ ?