Black Quotidian: Everyday History in African-American Newspapers

January 5, 1957

On January 5, 1957, the New York Amsterdam News featured an advertisement for the radio show of deejay “Jocko” Henderson, “your ace from outer space.” Henderson was an important early R&B and rock ’n’ roll deejay who hosted a radio show, Jocko’s Rocket Ship Show, that broadcast in New York and Philadelphia.

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