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 August 06, 2017
“Egyptians claimed to have invented the guitar, but they were such lyres”

Who invented the guitar? A pun was popularized in 2017:

“Egyptians claimed to have invented the guitar, but they were such lyres (liars).”


Deaf Forever Forum
“Egyptians claimed to invent the guitar, but they were such lyres.”
Teutonic Witcher, 23. Mai 2017

Twitter
Bend Wire‏
@ben_dwyer98
Egyptians claimed to have invented the guitar, but they were such lyres.
6:27 AM - 5 Jun 2017

Reddit—Jokes
The egyptians claimed to have invented the guitar
submitted August 7, 2017 by apimil
But they were such lyres.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityMusic/Dance/Theatre/Film/Circus • Sunday, August 06, 2017 • Permalink