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The first coin-operated phonograph is installed in The Palais Royal Saloon, San Francisco, California, USA, by the Pacific Phonograph Company. This development is widely accepted as the birth of the jukebox. The increasing popularity of the jukebox over the years will inspire many songwriters to write songs about the machine, which will be recorded by numerous artists, including Jukebox Saturday Night [1939] by Glenn Miller and Jukebox Baby [1954] by Perry Como and Mr Jukebox [1963] by Ernest Tubb.
Martha Davis is born in Wichita, Kansas, USA. Nicknamed 'The Queen of the Ivories', she will score many jukebox hits as a vocalist and pianist in the 40s, and will work regularly with Louis Jordan.
A feature in Variety magazine reports that jukeboxes are now taking in almost $150m a year in the USA.
A feature in Billboard magazine reports that jukeboxes have become the foremost influence on the buying habits of record purchasers.
Seeburg introduces a new type of jukebox, the V-200 Dual Music System, which can hold 100 singles and EPs.
Martha Davis dies of cancer in New York City, USA. Nicknamed 'the Queen of the Ivories', she scored many jukebox hits as a vocalist and pianist in the 40s, and worked regularly with Louis Jordan.
Take Good Care Of My Baby by Bobby Vee is at No1 in the UK's Jukebox Play chart. The song is composed by Gerry Goffin and Carole King.
Kitty Wells, with producer Owen Bradley, records Jealousy, Three Ways (To Love You), I Heard The Jukebox Playing, A Wedding Ring Ago, Touch And Go Heart and Searching (For Someone Like You), in Columbia Recording Studios, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Kitty Wells, with producer Owen Bradley, records Repenting, She's No Angel, I Can't Help Wondering, I Gave My Wedding Dress Away, I Don't Claim To Be An Angel and The Lonely Side Of Town, in Columbia Recording Studios, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
The New York Mirror runs a feature highlighting how, back in 1958, the syndicate (aka The Mafia) was prevented from taking control of the entire juke box industry in the New York area by the defiance of union executive Charles Lichtman, who refused to be intimidated by mafia threats of violence.
Music trade magazine Billboard in the USA reports that The Rock-Ola Manufacturing Corporation of Chicago, Illinois, USA, has recently made a new product line - stereo mini-LPs in a 7" format - available. The discs, featuring three tracks per side, are 'abbreviated' versions of existing 12" LPs, are intended to be played on the latest Rock-Ola model 418-SA jukebox. Artists in the initial release include Roy Orbison, Peter Paul And Mary, Ray Charles, The New Christy Minstrels, Barbra Streisand and Floyd Cramer.
The Beatles release a jukebox version of their single Twist And Shout / Misery on Parlophon Records in Italy, Europe.
On this date there are 758 phonograph machines licenced in Memphis, Tennessee, USA, an increase of 20 over the previous year.
Alabama reach No1 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart in the USA with Jukebox in My Mind.
Brother Jukebox gives Mark Chesnutt his first No1 single on the Billboard Country Singles Chart in the USA.
Alan Jackson releases his debut album Don't Rock The Jukebox on Arista Records in the USA.
Alan Jackson reaches No1 on the Billboard Country singles chart in the USA with Don't Rock The Juk ebox the lead single from the album of the same name. The song will win the ASCAP award for Country Song of the Year in 1992.
Having spent his final weeks on a life support system, Jerry Nolan, drummer of the New York Dolls, dies at St. Vincent's Hospital, New York City, USA. While being treated for meningitis and pneumonia, Nolan had suffered a stroke and went into a coma from which he never recovered.
A Jukebox With A Country Song by Doug Stone reaches No1 on the Billboard Country Singles Chart in the USA.
The American Jukebox Operators announce that the most played record of all time is Hound Dog by Elvis Presley.
Bruno Mars releases his second album, Unorthodox Jukebox worldwide [except the USA, Japan, Germany and Australia].
The 56th Grammy Awards are held in The Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, USA. Daft Punk score for best album with Randon Access Memories, and single Get Lucky. Royals by Lorde is Song Of The Year and Best Pop Solo Performance while Bruno Mars scoops Best Pop Vocal Album with Unorthodox Jukebox. Best Alternative Music Album is Modern Vampires Of The City by Vampire Weekend, and Best Blues Album is Get Up! by Ben Harper with Charlie Musselwhite. Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr a given a Lifetime Achievement Grammy, and perform live together. Attending the event are Beyonce And Jay-Z, Madonna, Pink, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Stevie Wonder, Pharrell Williams, Metallica and many more. Rolling Stone magazine features the Full list of winners.
Miranda Lambert plays in The Cricket Wireless Amphitheater, Bonner Springs, Kansas, USA, with special guests Justin Moore, Thomas Rhett and Jukebox Mafia.
Postmodern Juke box play at The O2 Academy, Bournemouth, England, UK, Europe.
It is widely reported that Jay-Z is filing documents to trademark Jaybo, an animated character seen in his video for the track The Story Of Of O.J.