Jukebox’s Structure configured for storing a music library therein, the jukebox includes a housing, audio input on the housing (for receiving audio signals), audio output on the housing for outputting audio signals, and a data storage in the housing for storing audio signals. The jukebox is configured such that a music library of sound tracks is storable in the data storage. The jukebox includes means for selecting a sound track from the music library stored in the data storage to play through the audio output, and the housing includes a display thereon which identifies sound tracks in the music library. Preferably, the jukebox is configured such that the sound tracks stored in the data storage are editable before being played through the audio output.
How? Why? Where? The jukebox was invented by Louis Glass and William S Arnold in early 1889 in San Francisco. It was originally called the Nickel-in-the-slot because in order to listen to it you had to put in a nickel. At first it had no amplification, so users had to listen though listening tubes. Eventually after years of fighting with the new radio, they came enhanced with speakers. It was made to allow people to listen to A tracks outside of their home.
Jukebox’s Purpose The point of the Jukebox was to allow people to listen to music outside of their homes. The original Jukebox’s would have a panel of buttons with a song beside each button. The user would put money in the Jukebox and press the button for the song they wanted to hear. A mechanical arm would then grab the A track and place it on a record player and the song was played.
Price and Popularity The cost of a Brand new Jukebox today varies from $700-$3,000 depending on the brand. The Jukebox became popular in North America in the 1940’s and were put in places called “juke joints”. People would go to these places to listen to music and party like a modern day club. The jukebox began to lose its fame in the late 80’s early 90’s. The jukebox is also well known for its role in the hit comedy show Happy Days. The Fonz would always hit the jukebox to turn it on.