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WOLFMAN JACK

BIOGRAPHY
 
Wolfman Jack

An American disc jockey.

One of the best known DJ’s world wide who became world famous in the 1960s and 1970s under the stage name of Wolfman Jack.

Smith was a fan of disc jockey Alan Freed who helped to turn African American rhythm and blues into rock and roll music.

Gained fame in the sixties and one of the most popular American disc jockey’s.

In the early days, Wolfman Jack made sporadic public appearances, usually as an Master of Ceremonies (MC) for rock bands at local Los Angeles, California clubs.

In 1973 he appeared in director George Lucas' second feature film, American Graffiti, as himself.

In 1974 Wolfman Jack was the MC for the Ozark Music Festival at the Missouri State Fairgrounds, a three-day rock festival with an estimated attendance of 350,000 people, making it one of the largest music events in history.

Wolfman Jack was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 1996.

Wolfman Jack died of a heart attack in Belvidere, North Carolina, in 1995, age 57.

 
 
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