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 Popeye's fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from April 25, 2021
“Big Apple” (song by Kajagoogoo, 1983)

"Big Apple” is a 1983 song by the British pop band Kajagoogoo. A repeated lyric in the song is: “Life in the big apple moves very fast and so must you.”

A YouTube video of Kajagoogoo’s “Big Apple” shows the World Trade Center.


Wikipedia: Big Apple
“Big Apple” is a song written and performed by the British band Kajagoogoo. Released in September 1983, it was the first single to be taken from the band’s second album Islands (1984), and their first song without lead singer Limahl, who had been fired from the band earlier that year. From this single onwards, lead vocals were performed by bassist Nick Beggs.

The song became the group’s fourth Top 20 hit in the United Kingdom, peaking at number eight (though was less successful in the United States, where the band are still considered to be a one-hit wonder).

Wikipedia: Kajagoogoo
Kajagoogoo are a British pop band, best known for their first single, “Too Shy”, which reached Number 1 in the UK Singles Chart, and Number 5 in the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, in 1983. The single was produced by Duran Duran’s keyboardist Nick Rhodes, and by Colin Thurston, Duran Duran’s in-house producer at the time.
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As success came, tensions began to rise in the band, which eventually culminated in Limahl being fired by the other band members in 1983, with Beggs then taking over as lead singer. The first single by the new four-piece Kajagoogoo was “Big Apple”, which made the Top Ten, in late 1983.

KAJAGOOGOO Lyrics - BIG APPLE
Life in the big apple moves very fast and so must you

Newspapers.com
8 October 1983, San Francisco (CA) Examiner, “The pop star beat” by Dick Clark, pg. B1, col. 3:
Kajagoogoo’s latest release in Britain is called “Big Apple.”

YouTube
KajaGooGoo Big Apple
Added: May 15, 2006
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kenneth in the (212)
MONDAY, MAY 21, 2018
Song of the Day: ‘Big Apple’ by KajaGooGoo
First single the band recorded after firing “Too Shy” singer Limhal. I’ve always loved the album it came from ("Islands") but only recently saw this video—MTV never showed it—which features lots of wonderful footage of ‘80s NYC.

YouTube
Kajagoogoo - The Big Apple - Acoustic Cover - Danny McEvoy
Apr 1, 2019
TheWalrusWasDanny

YouTube
Kajagoogoo - Big Apple (Official Music Video)
Jul 17, 2019
RHINO
You’re watching the official music video for Kajagoogoo - “Big Apple” from the 1984 album ‘Islands’. After Kajagoogoo, former lead singer Limahl went on to score a hit with “The Never Ending Story”, which was recently featured in Stranger Things Season 3!

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Released as their first single after the departure of former lead singer Limahl, ‘Big Apple’ continued Kajagoogoo’s run of UK Top 40 singles, peaking at #8 here in 1983 and featuring bassist Nick Beggs as their new lead singer.
#Kajagoogoo #80s #vinyl #vinylcollection
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