Rosko

Real Name:
William Roscoe Mercer
Profile:
William Roscoe Mercer (1927-2000), better known to millions of radio listeners simply as Rosko, was an American news announcer and disc jockey. He is best known for his stints on New York's WOR-FM and WNEW-FM in the 1960s. Rosko and other DJs of the time pioneered alternative-format FM radio, in response to the restrictive playlist programming of Top 40 AM stations.
Mercer died of cancer on August 1, 2000.
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Artist

Rosko Discography Tracks

Albums

Joe Brooks And Rosko Joe Brooks And Rosko - Morning Metromedia Records US 1968 Sell This Version
Rosko With The John Berberian Ensemble Rosko With The John Berberian Ensemble - Music And Gibran (A Contemporary Interpretation) (Album) Verve Forecast US 1968 Sell This Version
Rosko Pete Hamill's Massacre At My Lai (Album) Flying Dutchman US 1969 Sell This Version
FDS - 111 Rosko, Ron Carter, James Spaulding Rosko, Ron Carter, James Spaulding - Robert Scheer's A Night At Santa Rita(LP, Gat) Flying Dutchman FDS - 111 US 1969 Sell This Version
Rosko Rosko Reads The Giving Tree And Other Selected Poems (Album) Roulette US 1971 Sell This Version
FC 40458, C 40458 Rosko Private Moments(LP, Album) Columbia, CBS FC 40458, C 40458 US 1987 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

L-110 Rosko Rosko - The Preacher(7", Single) Langdon L-110 US 1963 Sell This Version
Peter Yarrow / Rosko Peter Yarrow / Rosko - Don't Remind Me Now Of Time / The Teenage Fair Warner Bros. - Seven Arts Records US 1968 Sell This Version
Rosko / Prophetic Band Rosko / Prophetic Band - Peace Maker / Samedi Self Service (Single) Disc'Az Greece 1973 Sell This Version
Rosko She (Power To Be) (Single) A&M Records Portugal 1974 Sell This Version
1640, 1640-S Rosko The Gift(7", Mono, Promo) A&M Records, A&M Records 1640, 1640-S US 1974 Sell This Version
PRL D 606 Rosko Rosko Recites Desiderata(12") Prelude Records PRL D 606 US 1980 Sell This Version
UT088 SumSuch Featuring Rosko SumSuch Featuring Rosko - Latenite Bypass(3xFile, MP3, Single, 320) Urbantorque UT088 UK 2009
SUN330, SUN 330 Rosko Merry Christmas My Love(12", Promo) Moonglow, Moonglow SUN330, SUN 330 US Unknown Sell This Version
62 004 Rosko Ou Est Père Noël ?(7", Single) Barclay 62 004 France Unknown Sell This Version
26006 Bob Thiele Emergency / Rosko Bob Thiele Emergency / Rosko - Lament For John Coltrane / A Love Supreme(7", Promo) Flying Dutchman 26006 US Unknown Sell This Version
12-S-15084 Rosko Black Image Makers(12", EP) Eye Gate House, Inc. 12-S-15084 US Unknown Sell This Version

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