On November 23, 1899 the world's first jukebox was installed at San Francisco's' Palais Royal Hotel.
Back in the day, jukeboxes were the first to receive the latest songs and offer commercial free uninterrupted music on demand.
The term "jukebox" came into fashion in the U.S. sometime around 1940; it is a derivation of the word "gullah" which means disorderly, rowdy, or wicked.
Jukeboxes were most popular from the 1940s through the 1960s. By the mid 1940s, three-quarters of the records produced in America went into jukeboxes.
Nowadays you only find jukeboxes in bars, where for ten bucks you get three songs.