January 20th is National DJ Day! And there’s a reason for this date that isn’t random. It’s on January 20th because one of the original DJs died on this day in 1965. If you don’t know him by name, you’ll know him by reputation.
Alan Freed was one of the first people inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986. He is also the man who helped make popular the saying “rock and roll” in the 1950’s. And for that, we are eternally grateful.
But clever sayings aren’t the only reason DJs are awesome. In fact, a recent poll came up with the top reasons to date a DJ, and we may have thrown in a couple of our own.
**DISCLAIMER: This is supposed to be fun. No actual DJs were harmed in the making of this article.**