Throwback Thursday - Remote Control Music!

Real Estate Agent with Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC RB14037276

Throwback Thursday - Remote Control Music!


In today's world we have remote controls for everything.  TVs, toys, fans, lights, garage doors and the list goes on. The Seeburg Company was definitely thinking out of the box  (The Juke Box), when they flooded the restaurants and diners with a remote control record selectors.

You couldn't hold it in your hand, or put it in your pocket, but you could choose your favorite song and play it for everyone to hear, without even leaving your seat.  Of course it would cost you a nickel per song, or 3 for a quarter.  Ind the 1940s, 3/4 of the records produced in America were put into Juke Boxes, as they were popular during the 40s, 50s and 60s.

I don't remember where I took this photo, as I hardly passed up an old diner, without taking some pictures.


If you know someone who wants to Buy or Sell a Home in Elkhart County, St Joseph County,

 or surrounding areas, have them call me:

Larry Johnston, 574-304-7577

Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC, Elkhart, Indiana,

or email  


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Steffy Hristova
HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 480-966-9353 - Tempe, AZ
Tempe AZ Realtor - Your Home Close to Your Work!

How entertainment changes!

Mar 31, 2016 01:14 AM #1
Anna Hatridge
Goodson Realty - Farmington, MO
Missouri Realtor with Goodson Realty

Nice throw back memory!  Would it be nice to see people still listening and sharing conversation over  a little music while eating dinner.  Ahh the lost art of conversation.

Mar 31, 2016 01:17 AM #2
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Hi Larry, oh my gosh does that juke box bring back memories for me (I know I'm dating myself here). Miss all the old diners, too, as so many have gone by the wayside.

Mar 31, 2016 01:23 AM #3
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude


Now THAT is a throwback for sure! I have even seen a few jukeboxes around, one in a house I showed!


Mar 31, 2016 01:29 AM #4
Irene D. Lockel
Netter Real Estate - West Islip, NY
Let me help you unLOCK your dream home!

Ah the good ole days!

Mar 31, 2016 01:31 AM #5
Sharon Altier, SFR
Lawton Realty Group, Inc. - Elmhurst, IL
Your Real Estate Partner

Love it!

Mar 31, 2016 01:43 AM #6
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks, Larry, for sharing your memories and your photograph.

Mar 31, 2016 01:44 AM #7
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Larry Johnston It has been decades since I have seen any remote jukebox selectors. That 1 song for a nickle is a great value versus the 3 for .25. 

Mar 31, 2016 02:13 AM #8
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

What a great TBT Larry Johnston I have often seen photos of these table top boxes, in movies too...but I have never seen one in real life   I guess I need to find an old-fashioned diner somewhere!

Mar 31, 2016 02:46 AM #9
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Larry it seems just like yesterday I was sitting at a table with one of those.  Thanks for the memory Larry.

Mar 31, 2016 04:56 AM #10
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Larry - another great memory.  Friday night with the gang at the diner and the jukebox.

Mar 31, 2016 05:47 AM #11
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


The Juke Box is a step back into when people would talk to their date . . . . and enjoy the music together.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Mar 31, 2016 10:54 AM #12
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

I remember seeing those in the 60's in California.   Between the Buns has them still!

Mar 31, 2016 11:07 AM #13
Andrea Bedard
Thompson Company, REALTORS® - Silver Spring, MD
M.A.; REALTOR® Silver Spring, MD and beyond

I frequent antique stores, restores and flea markets with my girls Larry. And they've oohed and aahed over the music boxes. One time my daughter spotted a rotary dial phone and said in delight: look mom, an antique phone! Boy, that made me feel old.

Mar 31, 2016 11:59 AM #14
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Larry there is a 50's style restaurant chain in LA and they still have these:))I love them, Endre

Mar 31, 2016 04:21 PM #15
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Oh what wonderful memories this picture brings back, Larry.  Thanks.

Mar 31, 2016 09:49 PM #16
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Larry, great way to take us down memory lane again, and barely remember these!  

Mar 31, 2016 11:18 PM #17
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

I remember seeing a few of those around Larry.

Apr 01, 2016 03:11 AM #18
Ed Silva
RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

And the frustration of putting in that nickel and thinking your song would come up next, or maybe next, or please next.  We're not leaving here until I hear my, oh,  there it is.

Apr 01, 2016 12:01 PM #19
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I have seen several that looked like this one. I wonder where they have all gone?

Apr 01, 2016 01:21 PM #20
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