January 13th, 1962 - Chubby Checker

Jan 13, 2013

By AM740 Staff

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Chubby Checker went back to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘The Twist.’ The song first went to No.1 in September 1960. ‘The Twist’ came back into fashion in 1962  when an adult audience became interested in the dance. One of the major draws was celebrity appeal:

“Society columnist “Cholly Knickerbocker” mentioned that Prince Serge Obolensky was seen dancing the twist at Manhattan’s Peppermint Lounge, and suddenly it was a worldwide sensation; drawing the elite to discotheques to twist the night away.”

Fred Bronson

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