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 May 03, 2021
“Big Apple Blues” (song by Slade, 1977)

Slade was an English rock band that formed in 1966. The band lived in New York City for two years in the 1970s.
“Big Apple Blues” is a song from the album Whatever Happened To Slade (1977). It is an early rock song to use “Big Apple” in the title.
Wikipedia: Slade
Slade are an English rock band formed in Wolverhampton in 1966. They rose to prominence during the glam rock era in the early 1970s, achieving 17 consecutive top 20 hits and six number ones on the UK Singles Chart. The British Hit Singles & Albums names them the most successful British group of the 1970s based on sales of singles.
Genius (lyrics)
Big Apple Blues
Produced by Chas Chandler
Album Whatever Happened to Slade

City streets where the steam and the heat never goes to sleep
What a sight all the yellow and tans and the black and whites
There’s also a dark shade of blue struttin’ along two by two
Their guns hangin’ low like the cowboys you dig in the old gunfights
But still I got hooked on them big apple blues
And I got hung up on them big apple blues
And I got strung up on them big apple blues
I ain’t got nothin’ to lose ...
Big Apple Blues - Slade
May 13, 2009
From Whatever Happaned To Slade(1977)
Nov 15, 2012
This is an ode to one of the best bands in the history of rock music: SLADE! “Big Apple Blues” is one of many terrific songs by this phantastic rock band, one of many, hardly known songs, because most people only know their HITS. I think it’s not fair to describe Slade merely as a “glamrock band”, because in the periods before and after this glamrock period they have written and produced many, many top quality songs! This song “Big Apple Blues” originates from the period “just after”. It comes from Slade’s 1977 album “Whatever Happened To Slade”. This album did not enter the charts, although it is considered one of Slade’s best albums by many fans. The reason for the lack of succes was this: after a 2 years’ stay in the USA (they lived in New York, the “Big Apple”, what this song is about) Slade returned to the UK, early 1977. Here the music business had much changed from the way they left it. Punk had now exploded and had become the dominant influence on youth culture and the
music press. Despite Slade’s reputation as one of the great high energy bands of their day, in this environment Slade had become irrelevant. “Whatever Happened to Slade” was released March 1977 to no airplay and very little press. It failed to chart. It was the group’s lowest-selling LP to date. Thanks for watching, Vincent Smeets, Sladefan for life.
Vincent Smeets
Watch NEW YORK PROMO VIDEO - SLADE - BIG APPLE BLUES Good old CLASSIC ROCK! https://youtu.be/9H_pFlXlyfQ
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