Not even close!
In the U.S., the original
video jukebox was a machine like a jukebox that played records, but instead
showed videos. You could find them in bars and clubs in a few East Coast
cities from 1964-1969. They were not called video jukeboxes, but went by the
name that had made them a huge sensation in France and Europe:
The really amazing thing
about those first music videos (sorry, MTV) is that the original public player
presentation was made in Chicago--in 1939!
Now, Radio George
brings back the idea, thanks to the Internet and your computer!
some links with more info on the world's first video jukebox and best of
all, some actual video jukebox videos a look at
what the Scopitone looked like:
Scopitone-The Visual Jukebox
Wonderful, easy-to-read history, with pictures
Incredible pictures of the Scopitone & its spin-offs with links to
see many Scopitone videos
THE link to watch a lot of the actual (cheesy!) videos
Le Scopitone! A Detailed History
Videos to watch and the Mafia connection
The Last Still-Working Scopitone in the US
You'll never guess where it is