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Hello there to all my Followers.  Do some of you remember this?  Maybe some of you don’t.  This is the Historic Wurlitzer Juke Box that was built in the 1940’s.  I can’t remember who designed the original ones like this, but most of it was made of glass because the plastic was not very available during the War years.

It had a distinctive color pattern that was bright and cheerful.  It also had the world famous bubbles that traveled around on the inside of the glass.  This player would play songs from the Rock & Roll years of the 50’s & 60’s.  1 play was a nickel, and 6 plays were a quarter!  Dancing to your favorite songs was a common thing back in my day.

Most of the songs that were on the Top Record Charts were here to play.  Artists such as Bill Hayley & The Comets, Elvis, Jimmy Dean, Roy Oberson,  Little Richard, were all there.  Drop a nickel in the machine, press the letter & number of the song, and it would play your choice in order that it was received.  “Put another Dime in the Jukebox” and the music would never stop.

I remember these Players well.  I’m sorry to see that they have gone into History, but some of them are still around.  The original ones are few and far between.  Collectors have them.  If you want an original player you will pay a hefty price!

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As time went by, the Wurlitzer Company made a newer model, like the one shown above.  It worked the same as the older one, but with no bubbles and the price to play went up, of course.  I think this one was 1 play for a dime, and 4 plays for a quarter.  Not sure on that one.  Both players had great sound for it’s day.

IPOD NANO

b002l6he9g-1I guess that it was about 4 years ago, when I bought this Ipod Nano from Best Buy that is near here.  The first time I saw one of these, I liked it.  It was small and compact, could hold a lot of music, and had great sound.  It came with ear buds as most of them do.  I then took the music I had on ITunes and transferred 25 different songs from the 50’s & 60’s Rock & Roll.  I just love the music from that era, when I was in High School.

I used this Player a number of times and it came in very handy.  You can take it anywhere and listen to what you want & the music you down-loaded into it.  I loved it.  Bye, and bye the player got misplaced somewhere here around the house.  I just could not find it anywhere!

I searched all over the place, thinking where could this player be?  After searching for more than 3 day’s I found it!  It was placed in a pouch in a drawer in the kitchen, hidden under some other junk!  Finally, I had my Player back!  Now, I had another problem.  How to find the charger for it.  I looked and found it in a pile of used connections from other electronic things we have.  I connected it to ITunes  and had it charging for about 2 hrs.  After charging, I found it still in working condition after more than 2 years have passed.  Super!

Now, I had another problem that I didn’t expect.  Had trouble transferring more of my Music on to the Player.  It just would not recognize it as it had before.  Why?  I had no idea.  Had to think of what was wrong.  I tried doing the transfer 3 or 4 times, but no deal.  Even went on the ITunes site to see if I could find a solution to my problem.

Well, after trying some different suggestions, on which none worked, I called the ITunes Support.  They were very, very helpful.  I told the Lady on the phone what my problem was and she knew what to do right away.  Here I found that ITunes has changed somewhat, and I was doing it all wrong.  I didn’t know that had changed over the years.  Now, I do.

Now, I have over 50 different songs from the 50’s & 60’s Rock & Roll era on it.  I still can down-load a whole lot more now that I know how to do this.  Great!

Thanks for reading.

Les

ELVIS ROCKS!

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Elvis Lives to this day!

This is a Elvis Clock that we had bought last year.  My Wife just loves Elvis and just about everything she can find, read, or listen to.  We saw this Clock in a advertisement, so we decided to buy it.

The Clock plays 6 different Elvis songs from his heyday on the Rock & Roll Charts before 1977.  Love me Tender, Jailhouse Rock, Hound Dog, and others are played on the hour with Elvis coming out of that silver square door at the very top.  He sings for about 15 sec. then goes back into the clock just like a coo Coo clock would do, except there is no bird.  Elvis is the bird!

There was one problem with this.  Hearing Elvis sing Jailhouse Rock at 3:00 in the morning was not good, so we turned the volume down.  Now, we don’t hear it except for being in the room itself.  I must admit that this is a nice looking clock and works well.

Have a great New Year to all!

Les