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The Twist #OnThisDay

On 19th of September 1960 ‘The Twist’ by Chubby Checker reached #1 in the US Billboard Hot 100.

“Come on, baby
Let’s do the twist”

This started a dance craze that even at 21stC weddings, older people can still get it together and twist away.

In 1988 a version by The Fat Boys and featuring Chubby Checker reached no. 2 in the UK Charts.

The song goes back to 1958 by Hank Ballard and the Midnighters as a B-side to “Teardrops on Your Letter” (Wikipedia)

Got you going eh?

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