A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from November 15, 2004
“Shattered” (1978) (Rolling Stones’ “Big Apple” lyric)
"Shattered" by the Rolling Stones was from the album Some Girls (1978). Mick Jagger talks a bit about the "Big Apple" in the song. Here, in part, are those lyrics:


Friends are so alarming
My lover's never charming
Life's just a cocktail party on the street
Big Apple
People dressed in plastic bags
Directing traffic
Some kind of fashion
Shattered

(...)

Uh - huh, this town's full of money grabbers
Go ahead, bite the Big Apple, don't mind the maggots, huh
Shadoobie, my brain's been battered
Posted by Barry Popik
Music/Dance/Theatre/Film • (0) Comments • Monday, November 15, 2004 • Permalink