The Charm Of The Jukebox… Keep An Eye Out Because They Are Coming Back!

By Rebeka Knott
Stephen Lapekas Student Stephen Lapekas (2R) playing a song on a juke box. (Photo by Stan Wayman/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)

Jukeboxes have been around for many years. They first appeared in America as early as the late 1800s. At one time, they were known as, “state of the art music playing devices.” Historically, jukeboxes have been coin-operated machines designed to play the song of a person’s choosing at any given time. All a person has to do is drop a coin in the slot and choose a song from the menu. Just that easy, a single person could dictate what everyone in the entire room is going to listen to.