Danish Jukebox Archives
c/o Gert J. Almind
Johs. Jensensvej 6
DK-7470 Karup J.
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About the Editor
Gert J. Almind was born on the 28th May, 1958, in a small town in
the middle of Jutland, Denmark, and it was in that same
hometown, Frederiks, 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
had 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 studies.
"What is life without a hobby?"
This website was created in the autumn 1998, and the site is property of
International Coin-Op Phono Record.