Mixing deck of ‘worlds first DJ goes under the hammerMay 27th, 2008 - 5:06 pm ICT by admin
London, May 27 (ANI): A home-made mixing deck, created by the worlds first disc jockey is set to go under the hammer in Boston.
Ron Diggins, who died last year at the age of 90, has been dubbed as the worlds first disc-jockey by DJ Magazine.
He created the mixing deck out of coffin wood.
It was the first mobile disco that used a 25-watt amp and a wind-up gramophone playing 78s on two turntables to entertain Land Army girls and Italian POWs at a village hall in 1947.
The equipment named Diggola is expected to rake in thousands of pounds at a sale.
Phillip Knapper, of Eleys Auctions, the firm handling the sale, said the gear represented a breaking point in the evolution of musical entertainment.
Weve had a lot of interest already. We dont know what it will make, as theres no precedent for selling this type of memorabilia. But were hoping it will be thousands, the Telegraph quoted him as saying. (ANI)
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