TODAY IN ROCK AND ROLL HISTORY - 11/23/1899

The world’s first jukebox, then known as a “nickel in the slot machine,” was installed at San Francisco’s’ Palais Royal Hotel. It had been created by simply adding a coin slot to an Edison phonograph. The machine had no amplification and patrons had to listen to the music using one of four listening tubes. In its first six months of service, the machine earned over $1000.

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I wonder how many people back then said it was just a fad and that it would pass and it's not really anything to pay attention to?

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