Sid Torin

Sid Torin

Birth
Death 14 Sep 1984 (aged 74)
Burial Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea
Memorial ID 6983024 · View Source
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Disc Jockey. Born Sidney Tarnopol in New York City, he was a pop radio DJ credited with introducing jazz to America's listening audience. Nicknamed "Symphony Sid", he started in 1937 on radio station WBNX in the Bronx playing the biggest hits by black performers of the time. For the next thirty-six years, he was the air waves' ambassador of jazz and swing music on the US East coast. He emceed live radio shows from all the best clubs and concert halls, plus his voice would be heard as the MC on a number of jazz recordings. He retired in 1973 and because of his importance in that pre-rock music era, he was later inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as one of the most influential disc jockeys in history. He died of heart disease at age 74 in the Florida Keys.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Added: 2 Dec 2002
  • Find a Grave Memorial 6983024
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sid Torin (14 Dec 1909–14 Sep 1984), Find a Grave Memorial no. 6983024, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea.