Rodigan was born of Scott/Irish parentage
having a Scottish father and an Irish mother. His birthplace,
Germany, was to be his home for the first four years of his life. Being what is colloquially known as an
`army brat', Rodigan was raised in a few countries where his father was posted during his service with the British
At aged 4, his family relocated to North Africa where the ensuing four years found David living in Libya and also
in Derna on the edge of the Sahara desert being as he recalls, "reared with the Arabs". His first glimpse of
England came at the age of 8 when his family moved to the United Kingdom.
During his formative years and into his early teens, young Rodigan dwelt in a small village in Oxfordshire totally
oblivious to anything outside of his own culture, least all black music and black people. He recalls that during
this time he "'wasn't near a black community per se" and his ambition in life was to be a teacher, but although
he qualified in this field, the call of the stage was too hard to resist and he took up theatre due to his Love of
Shakespeare. His aim was to become a member of the royal Shakespeare Society after 3 years of attendance
at the Rose Branford College of Speech and Drama. On embarking into the theatrical forum, Rodigan began
with some theatre work in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, and then moved onto television appearances in shows
like "Sherlock Holmes' and `Dr Who'.
At the age of approximately 15, Rodigan began buying records leading up to his first playing out date at age 16
in 1967. The first arena for Rodigan's DJ skill was a youth club playing to teenagers like himself. It was at this
point in his life in 1968 that he acquired his well-known nickname of `Ram Jam'. This name stemmed from his
signing on and signing off at events with his signature tune by Jackie Mittoo entitled `Ram Jam'.
Host and afterjugglin' 22nd of september 2007 in BNC, Coupole:
- the host is responsible fi
di votings! he have to announce every sound fi a fair vote!
the host can not vote! the host translate wha di massive
vote! the decision of the host is the law! the host can
stop a soundrun if he see, or the jury tell him that the
playin' sound disrespect the rules!