The difference between ignorance and awareness is wisdom
We don't know where we are going unless we know where we've been
Without that knowledge... history is gone with the wind
bio and interview for the polish leading deejay
as same as for the books:
Janek 'YAHUDEEJ@Y' Pawul
Before that movie, I was a normal Polish kid like millions of others in the '60s Poland. I would run to the school, then tear trousers on the trees and fens. On Sunday I would help in the church. I did not realize that there was any Communist system, other country, cultures, people and lifestyle. My existence and life was my home, father, mother, my brother Frank and a lot of friends around - similarly poor kids of workers. I was so happy during my childhood in the neighbourhood public garden, a few nearby streets and places around.
One hour in front of cinema screen and that movie changed all my life. I staredt to collect rock 'n' roll star magazines and newspaper pictures, then created a band together with school friends. If there had been no Beatles, Elvis Presley or Rolling Stones, then probably the world would be completely different than is today. The '60s cultural revolution changed the whole planet - one place more, another less, but definitely changed. It changed one poor Polish kid - me!
I just pretended because I was too poor to buy records or turntables or any electronic equipment. I did not realize at that time what I was doing and where it was all leading. It was something not controlled by me, a kind of feeling stronger than me. Life goes on giving new experiences. I had to choose between the normal lifestyle for all young people that time and between something that was total fantasy, unreal at that time in Poland. It was a big problem for me and for my future.
I started thousands of hours of training my voice, style of speaking, learning about music, artists etc.
One day, I got my first job. I started to work as a deejay at the Culture House and played hard rock band records with my commentary for public / audience. The first one I remember was Led Zeppelin - their second album presented to over 400 young people. I was playing track by track, with my commentary between. The audience was sitting around and listening. No dancing yet. Then followed similar gigs, popularizing the records of: Deep Purple, Budgie, Cream, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Black Sabbath, Ten Years After, Jethro Tull, Grand Funk Railroad, etc.
I say as a joke (but this is really true) that I was a disco deejay at the time when there were no discotheques in Poland yet. When in 1970 I first heard about discotheques, I then started my first disco, called BEATOLAND.
There were a very few 18 - 20-year-old young people who created the Polish discotheque and deejay scene. We were so excited and fascinated by the whole idea of disco and deejays that we did not care about money, etc. We did our job for free almost and were happy we could do it at all. Our main problem was how to get proper records produced outside of Poland and it was very hard to access any new music. We did not care about the law, regulations, customs etc. We just wanted to pursue our passion in real life. It created huge troubles for us then. But thanks to our determination, discotheques became reality on Polish territory in 1970.
Then in the early '70s the "UK wave" came - labels such as Bell, RAK, PYE and artists like Gary Glitter, Suzy Quatro, Smokie, Bay City Rollers, Status Quo, Slade, Kenny, Elton John, Rod Stewart, etc. I mixed this "UK wave" sound with early and mid '70s USA soul and R&B records - most of all labels like Stax, Motown, ABC, Epic, Columbia.
That was all popular and good music to dan
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Tak wielka objętościowo książka jest dostępna (Z KONIECZNOŚCI) tylko w postaci elektronicznej - do odczytania na ekranie komputera, itp. (treść / text pliki PDF + fotografie pliki jpg.) Treść stanowi ponad kilkaset stron tekstu, a ilustracje to setki fotografii polskich i zagranicznych.
- moje liczne, edukujące artykuły na temat historii dyskotek i deejayów oraz artystach i innych zjawiskach związanych z dyskotekami i przemysłem muzycznym
Pomimo, że jest to tak obszerny materiał / książka - to i tak w moim archiwum znajduje się ze 100-razy więcej materiałów na temat historii dyskotek i deejayów, głównie tej światowej (po angielsku) bo historia polska to maleńki procencik tego co działo się na świecie :-)))))) - a co pojawi się niebawem w innej mojej książce w języku angielskim ...