Wednesday, September 15, 2010

The Twist!

Ahhh...The Twist! A world wide dance craze that started in the early 60's. Most of us associate Chubby Checker with the version we all know, but it was first on the B-side of a Hank Ballard tune.

Hank Ballard was to appear on American Bandstand, but his version was to gritty, so Dick Clark had Chubby Checker smooth it out a bit....thus became the hit we all recognize.But an early version of the dance goes as far back to Africa.

It would be a "fun" way though to get rid of that "spare tire"..........

Sixties Beat! by Kel Studios

1 comment:

  1. LOVE this! I often see it done down in The Cavern Club in Liverpool! SUPERB!