National Jukebox Day 2022: History, Significance and Timeline of events

When you think of a Jukebox, what do you think of first, is it the kids from the 50s jamming to the popular tunes of the time, or the vintage restored music relics of the same at pawn shops. Jukeboxes had really lit the pop culture of America when teenagers used to enjoy their milkshakes and pancakes at cafes of the town. Find out here the history and significance of the day dedicated to jukeboxes!
National Jukebox Day: History, Significance and Timeline of events
National Jukebox Day: History, Significance and Timeline of events

 

When you think of a Jukebox, what do you think of first, is it the kids from the 50s jamming to the popular tunes of the time, or the vintage restored music relics of the same at pawn shops.

Jukeboxes had really lit the pop culture of America when teenagers used to enjoy their milkshakes and pancakes at cafes of the town.

 Still at this time when music like Spotify and iTunes are dominating the music streaming industry, the fever of Jukebox hasn't died yet. National Jukebox Day comes one day before Thanksgiving in November 23rd.

Many parts of the world still have restaurants which strive to keep the 50's groove alive by displaying these Jukeboxes still running and booming with songs from retro to rap.

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History of National Jukebox Day

  • The term jukebox originated from ‘juke houses’ or ‘jook joints’, which were popular establishments in the early 1900s. People of all age groups gathered hereto drink and listen to music. 
  • In 1899, The first jukebox was invented by Louis Glass and William S. Arnold. It was the first coin-operated music player.
  • The demand for jukeboxes skyrocketed, it went through major changes in mechanics and design From the 1930s to the late 1970s.
  •  In 2010, modern day jukeboxes with touch screens were created. 
  • In 2017, it was TouchTunes that proclaimed National Jukebox Day as a national holiday.
  • On sharing your favorite Jukebox memory you can win prizes through Touchtunes. This day activity celebrates the classical jukebox and the memories it brings about for people of all ages.
  •  It is on the same day as the day that the first jukebox was developed.

How to celebrate National Jukebox Day

  • Devote a story for your love of music and the retro days by using the  hashtag #JukeboxDay, 
  • Jam to the retro tunes that got popular through Jukeboxes in the 50s, 60s and 70s.

THE JUKEBOX TIMELINE

1890

recordings had become popular primarily through coin-in-the-slot phonographs in public places

1940

Jukeboxes were most popular 

1910

the phonograph became a truly mass medium for popular music and recordings of large-scale orchestral works

1920s

                                             radio, which provided free music, developed

mid-1930s

worldwide economic depression  threw the phonograph industry into serious decline.

1930s

American companies relied mainly on dance records in jukeboxes to satisfy a dwindling market, Europe supplied a slow but steady trickle of classical recordings.

 

FAQ

From where the term "Jukebox" was coined?

The term jukebox originated from ‘juke houses’ or ‘jook joints’, which were popular establishments in the early 1900s. People of all age groups gathered hereto drink and listen to music.

Who invented the first Jukebox and when?

In 1899, The first jukebox was invented by Louis Glass and William S. Arnold. It was the first coin-operated music player.

In which year did TouchTunes that proclaim National Jukebox Day as a national holiday?

In 2017, it was TouchTunes that proclaimed National Jukebox Day as a national holiday.
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