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 04, 2016
“What kind of music did the Pilgrims listen to?"/"Plymouth rock.”

A popular Thanksgiving riddle is:

Q: What kind of music did the Pilgrims listen to?
A: Plymouth rock.


“Q: What kind of music do the Pilgrims listen to? A: Plymouth Rock” was printed in the St. Louis (MO) Post-Dispatch on June 6, 1978.


Wikipedia: Plymouth Rock
Plymouth Rock is the traditional site of disembarkation of William Bradford and the Mayflower Pilgrims who founded Plymouth Colony in 1620. It is an important symbol in American history. There are no contemporaneous references to the Pilgrims’ landing on a rock at Plymouth, and it is not referred to in Edward Winslow’s Mourt’s Relation (1620–21) or in Bradford’s journal Of Plymouth Plantation (1620–47).[2] The first known written reference to the rock’s existence is in 1715, when it is described in the town boundary records as “a great rock.” The first written reference to Pilgrims landing on a rock is found 121 years after they landed, in 1741. A rock traditionally identified as Plymouth Rock, weighing an estimated 20,000 pounds (9,100 kg) in its original form, has long been memorialized on the shore of Plymouth Harbor in Plymouth, Massachusetts.

6 June 1978, St. Louis (MO) Post-Dispatch, “Jokes by You,” pg. 5D, col. 6:
Q: What kind of music do the Pilgrims listen to?
A: Plymouth Rock.
Dana Eliason

29 November 1981, Chula Vista (CA) Star-News, Little Star, pg. 1, col. 2:
Thanksgiving Joke
What kind of music did the Pilgrims and Indians play at Plymouth?
Rock.
-- Diana Ponton
Fifth Grade
Hilltop Drive School

24 April 1991, The Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH), “Mighty Funny’s Mini Joke,” The Mini Page, pg. 3, col. 2:
Q: What kind of music did the Pilgrims listen to?
A: Plymouth rock!

19 November 1995, Indiana (PA) Gazette, “A Little Bit of Humor,” The Bubble Gum Rapper, pg. E-6, col. 4:
Vicki: Wat kind of music did the Pilgrims like?
Tommy: Plymouth Rock and roll!

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What music did the Pilgrims listen to?
Plymouth Rock (Jose, 8)

Google Books
The Happy Classroom:
From Ha-Ha to A-Ha

By Janet Aaker Smith
Marion, IL: Pieces of Learning
2011
Pg. 87:
What kind of music did the Pilgrims like?
Plymouth Rock.

Google Books
November 2011, Boys’ Life, “Think & Grin,” pg. 64, col. 1:
Chris: What kind of music do pilgrims like?
Sam: Tell me.
Chris: Plymouth rock.
-- Chris Miller, Dover, Del.

Google Books
The Best Jokes I’ve Heard (Vol. 3)
By Douglas Blankenship
Bloomington, IN: AuthorHouse
2012
Pg. 372:
What kind of music did Pilgrims listen to?
Plymouth Rock!

17 November 2013, Los Angeles (CA) Times, “The Kids’ Reading Room; Jokes & Riddles,” pg. H3:
What kind of music do Pilgrims listen to? Plymouth Rock.
Arthur, 8
Glenoaks Elementary, Glendale

Twitter
William Brotz
‏@WILLinHollywood
What kind of music did the Pilgrims like? Plymouth Rock #Thanksgivingpuns
5:03 AM - 1 Nov 2016

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