THE FORERUNNER OF MUSIC VIDEO

   Scopitones were based on technology developed during World War II, color 16 mm film clips with a magnetic soundtrack were designed to be shown in a specially designed jukebox. The first Scopitones were made in France, among them Johnny Hallyday's "Noir c'est noir" (Los Bravos' "Black is Black") and the "Hully Gully" showed a dance around the edge of a French swimming pool. Scopitones soon spread to West Germany and England. By 1964, approximately 500 machines were installed in the U.S.A.. Several well known acts of the 1960's ranging from Nancy Sinatra ("These Boot Were Made For Walking") to Procol Harum ("A Whiter Shade of Pale") appeared in them. From 1964 enjoy the radiant sound of George McKelvey.
 
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