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 March 19, 2017
“Why did the bunny go to the dance?"/"To do the bunny hop!”

Entry in progress—B.P.

Wikipedia: Bunny hop (dance)
The bunny hop is a novelty dance that was created at Balboa High School in San Francisco in 1952. It is a social mixer dance, sometimes also referred to as a “party” or “dance party” dance.

History
The dance has been generally done to Ray Anthony’s big band recording of the song with this name. It was a vocal hit in 1952, and instrumentally re-recorded c. 1958. The song has been re-recorded by others, including musical updates of the style, for example, a Salsa version. Duke Ellington recorded “Bunny Hop Mambo” in 1954. Other popular music of the era is also used, such as “The Glow-Worm.”

Twitter
★ Paul Lujan ★‏
@Paul0451
Why did the bunny go to the dance?To do the bunny hop!
12:02 AM - 12 Apr 2009

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FloridaLady‏
@FloridiaLady
Why did the bunny go to the dance?
To do the bunny hop!  Why is a bunny the luckiest animal in the world?
Because it has four rabbit’s feet!
9:30 AM - 4 Apr 2010

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityMusic/Dance/Theatre/Film • Sunday, March 19, 2017 • Permalink