The year is 1975 when DJ Grand Wizard Theodore creates the art of scratching. In an interview he explains that he created scratching accidentally. The story goes that after school he would go straight to his room and play his records. While attempting to turn down the volume, [because his mother was yelling at him to turn it down] he accidentally scratched the record by trying to stop it while the record was still spinning. He was surprised by the sound that was created and began to practice the art of scratching. He would scratch for the first time in August 18, 1977 at the Sparkle club.
And if you didn’t know, now you know!