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 April 25, 2021
“Big Apple” lyric in The Rolling Stones song “Shattered” (1978)

“Shattered” is a song by The Rolling Stones from the album Some Girls (1978). Mick Jagger talks a bit about the “Big Apple” (New York City) in the song.
 
The “Shattered” lyrics are in the film The Devil’s Advocate (1997), where one character says, “Bite the Big Apple.”
     
   
Wikipedia: Shattered (song)
“Shattered” is a song by The Rolling Stones from their 1978 album Some Girls. The song is a reflection of American lifestyles and life in 1970s-era New York City, but also influences from the English punk rock movement can be heard.
   
Genius (lyrics)
Shattered
The Rolling Stones
Produced by Keith Richards & Mick Jagger
Album Some Girls

(...)
Friends are so alarming, and my lover’s never charming
Life’s just a cocktail party on the street
Big Apple, people dressed in plastic bags, directing traffic
(Shadoobie, shattered)
Some kind of fashion
(Shadoobie, shattered)
(...)
[Outro]
This town’s full of money grabbers (Shadoobie, shattered)
Go ahead, bite the Big Apple, don’t mind the maggots, uh-huh (Shadoobie, shattered) (Shadoobie, shattered)
   
YouTube
The Rolling Stones- Shattered
Feb 19, 2010
MrShadoobie
From Some Girls (1978)

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