Little coin-operated-table jukeboxes……. who remembers dropping a quarter into one?
According to Wikipedia, “coin-operated music boxes and player pianos were the first forms of automated coin-operated musical devices.” Jukeboxes were most popular from the 1940s through the mid-1960s, particularly during the 1950s. By the middle of the 1940s, three-quarters of the records produced in America went into jukeboxes.”
Jukeboxes were cheap entertainment and we used to calculate the popularity of new music. Like Elvis. Like so many stars of Back Then.
What was your favorite song to plug in a quarter and play as you waited for your hamburger, shake and fries???