Chubby Checker, still twistin’ after 50 years


A fan in thrall to Chubby Checker

Chubby Checker does the TwistChubby Checker gives a fan a thrill onstage outside Philadelphia City Hall early afternoon on Friday, when the singer and a couple thousand of his friends saluted the 50th anniversary of the Twist, the 1960s dance craze that took off after Checker’s version of a song by the same name gained national exposure thanks to the teen show “American Bandstand.” The back story of the Twist is in the Daily News, which sponsored the hour-long event.


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