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. Now a Popeyes fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from March 24, 2005
“Ghostbusters” (1984, 1989)
Ghostbusters (1984) was a blockbuster comedy film, directed by Ivan Reitman, with a script by and starring Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis. Comic actor Bill Murray was the lead "ghostbuster," and his girlfriend in the film was the possessed Sigourney Weaver. There was a Ghostbusters II (1989) that was financially and critically less successful.

You've got to love any film that features ghosts in the New York Public Library.

The Academy Award-nominated song "Ghostbusters" was written and performed by Ray Parker Jr. The line is still remembered today: "Who you gonna call? Ghostbusters!"

Huey Lewis & the News sued Parker, claiming that "Ghostbusters" ripped off his song, "I Want a New Drug." This was settled out-of-court in an undisclosed agreement, although it was leaked that Parker had paid Lewis a lot of money.

http://www.guntheranderson.com/v/data/ghostbus.htm
If there's something strange in your neighborhood
Who you gonna call - Ghostbusters
If there's something weird and it don't look good
Who you gonna call - Ghostbusters

27 April 1988, New York Times, pg. C22:
Ray Parker Jr. made an undisclosed out-of-court settlement involving the song "Ghostbusters" because of its similarity to Huey Lewis and the News's "I Want a New Drug."
Posted by Barry Popik
Music/Dance/Theatre/Film/Circus • Thursday, March 24, 2005 • Permalink


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