Jukebox Day is a day to celebrate this classic invention! Jukeboxes have been around for over a century, and they've provided us with countless hours of enjoyment. So let's take some time today to appreciate these wonderful machines.
All About the Jukebox
The jukebox was a popular invention in the early 20th century. It allowed people to listen to music without having to go to a specific location like a music hall or theater. Jukeboxes were usually placed in restaurants, bars, and other public places.
Jukeboxes came in all shapes and sizes. Some were small, like the ones you might see in a diner, while others were large and ornate. They all had one thing in common: they played music.
Jukeboxes were originally operated by coins. You would insert a coin into the machine and it would play a song. The first jukeboxes were actually called "coin-operated phonographs." They were invented in the 1890s, but didn't become popular until the 1920s.
The first jukeboxes were made by the American companies Wurlitzer and Rock-Ola. They became so popular that by the 1940s there were more than 50,000 jukeboxes in the United States.
Jukeboxes continued to be popular in the 1950s and 1960s. They started to decline in popularity in the 1970s, however, as newer technologies, like cassette tapes and CDs, became available.
Despite their decline in popularity, jukeboxes are still around today. You can find them in some bars and restaurants, or you can even buy your own for your home.
How to Celebrate Jukebox Day
Share your favorite jukebox memories and songs.
If you're lucky enough to have a jukebox in your local bar or restaurant, be sure to give it a spin today. And if you don't have a jukebox nearby, you can always find one online. There are even digital jukeboxes that you can download onto your computer or phone.
So whatever way you choose to celebrate Jukebox Day, make sure to have some fun! And don't forget to dance along to your favorite jukebox songs.