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About the Editor
Gert J. Almind
was born on the 28th May, 1958,
in a small town in Jutland, Denmark, and it was in that same
hometown he first saw a Wurlitzer 2304 jukebox in the spring 1966. He
did not play a jukebox until six years later, in the summer 1972, at a camping site near the Danish German border. It was a Wurlitzer
2504, and the tune he selected was "It Don't Come Easy", one of
George Harrison's big hits of that year (released late in December, 1971, with
vocals by Richard Starkey alias Ringo Starr). After
that day more than a decade would pass before Gert J.
Almind got in touch with Olle
Dahlbäck in Örnsköldsvik,
Sweden, who published a limited edition booklet with pictures of most jukeboxes
available on the European market in the 1950's and 60's. Olle
Dahlbäck, who owned two old jukeboxes of Danish
origin, really sparked off Gert J. Almind's interest in jukeboxes and their cultural history,
and he began as a hobby to carry out research particularly on the Danish
jukebox heritage. Gert J. Almind
was the only promoter of the non-commercial reference library Dansk Jukeboxhistorisk Arkiv in
the autumn 1985, and since then he has been unable to let go of the historic
"What is life without a hobby?"
Website created in the autumn 1998.