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List of notable or famous disc jockeys from the United States, with bios and photos, including the top disc jockeys born in the United States and even some popular disc jockeys who immigrated to the United States. If you're trying to find out the names of famous American disc jockeys then this list is the perfect resource for you. These disc jockeys are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known disc jockey from the United States is included when available.

List people include Bob Dylan, Lady Gaga and more.

This historic disc jockeys from the United States list can help answer the questions "Who are some American disc jockeys of note?" and "Who are the most famous disc jockeys from the United States?" These prominent disc jockeys of the United States may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected American disc jockeys.

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Lady Gaga is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Disc Jockeys from the United States
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Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, better known by her stage name Lady Gaga, is an American singer and songwriter. She initially performed in theater, appearing in high school plays, and studied at CAP21 through New York University's Tisch School of the Arts before dropping out to pursue a musical career. After leaving a rock band, participating in the Lower East Side's avant garde performance art circuit, and being dropped from a contract with Def Jam Recordings, Gaga worked as a songwriter for Sony/ATV Music Publishing. There, recording artist Akon noticed her vocal abilities and helped her to sign a joint deal with Interscope Records and his own KonLive Distribution. Gaga rose to ...more

Age: 32

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

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Howard Stern is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Disc Jockeys from the United States
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Howard Allan Stern is an American radio and television personality, producer, author, actor, and photographer. He is best known for his radio show, which was nationally syndicated from 1986 to 2005. Stern has been exclusive to Sirius XM Radio since 2006. Stern wished to pursue a radio career since the age of five. While at Boston University, he worked at the campus station WTBU before a brief stint at WNTN in Newton, Massachusetts. He developed his on-air personality when he landed positions at WRNW in Briarcliff Manor, WCCC in Hartford, Connecticut, and WWWW in Detroit, Michigan. In 1981, he paired with his current newscaster and co-host Robin Quivers at WWDC in Washington, D.C., before a ...more

Age: 64

Birthplace: Jackson Heights, New York City, New York, United States of America

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Whoopi Goldberg is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Disc Jockeys from the United States
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Whoopi Goldberg is an American actress, comedienne, political activist, writer, producer, and television host. Although Goldberg made her film debut in the avant-garde ensemble film Citizen: I'm Not Losing My Mind, I'm Giving It Away, her breakthrough role was playing Celie, a mistreated black woman in the Deep South in the period drama film The Color Purple. For her performance, she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress. She played Oda Mae Brown – a wacky psychic helping a slain man save his lover – in the romantic fantasy film Ghost, for which she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Goldberg was the second black woman in the history of the Academy Awards to ...more

Age: 62

Birthplace: New York City, Manhattan, USA, New York

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Bob Dylan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Disc Jockeys from the United States
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Bob Dylan is an American singer-songwriter, artist, and writer. He has been influential in popular music and culture for more than five decades. Much of his most celebrated work dates from the 1960s when his songs chronicled social unrest, although Dylan repudiated suggestions from journalists that he was a spokesman for his generation. Nevertheless, early songs such as "Blowin' in the Wind" and "The Times They Are a-Changin'" became anthems for the American civil rights and anti-war movements. Leaving his initial base in the American folk music revival, Dylan's six-minute single "Like a Rolling Stone" altered the range of popular music in 1965. His mid-1960s recordings, backed by rock ...more

Age: 76

Birthplace: Duluth, Minnesota, United States of America

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