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 21, 2018
“What kind of band plays snappy music?"/"A rubber band.”

A band riddle is:

Q: What kind of band plays snappy music?
A: A rubber band.


“Does the rubber band play snappy music?” was printed in many newspapers in 1935. “What kind of band plays snappy music?-A rubber band” was posted on Twitter on August 18, 2009.


5 July 1935, Fremont (OH) Messenger, “Noah Numskull” comic strip, pg. 13, col. 1:
DEAR NOAH—DOES THE RUBBER BAND PLAY SNAPPY MUSIC?
GEO. VOCHOSKA—OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLA.

17 September 1955, Times Herald (Carroll, IA), “A Marching Band Formed,” pg. 3, col. 7:
Rubber Bands make snappy music and so will the newly organized Kuemper Marching and Concert Band.

11 February 1977, Florida Today (Cocoa, FL), “Brevard After Dark” by George Carter, pg. 4D, col. 1:
Lamp Post, Cape Canaveral: New act here is the Gary Hart Show with—are you ready—The Rubber Band. (Hope Gary doesn’t announce that the band plays “snappy music.")

Twitter
Will Maisonet
@WillSo_Fetch
What kind of band plays snappy music?
-A rubber band
popsicle riddle
6:12 PM - 18 Aug 2009

Google Books
Zany and Brainy Good Clean Jokes for Kids
By Bob Phillips
Eugene, OR: Harvest House Publishers
2012
Pg. 91:
Gwendolyn: What group plays snappy music?
Godfrey: I’m blank.
Gwendolyn: A rubber band.

Twitter
Popsicle S. Jokes
@popsicle_jokers
What kind of band plays snappy music?
A Rubber band!
9:39 PM - 18 Nov 2012

Reddit—Jokes
WHAT KIND OF BAND PLAYS SNAPPY MUSIC?
submitted March 20, 2013 by PARAKEET_FUCKER
A RUBBER BAND.

Twitter
lorraine Jo King
@LahLahBean
#badjokethursday What kind of band plays snappy music? A rubber band ☺
3:31 AM - 22 Mar 2018

Posted by Barry Popik
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