Chubby checker - the twist
In July , Checker performed "The Twist" for the first time in front of a live audience at the Rainbow Club in.
The Twist (song)
Chubby Checker is an American rock n roll singer and dancer. He is widely known for popularising many dance styles including the twist dance style, with his .
Description:History[ edit ] Songs about doing the Twist went back to nineteenth-century minstrelsy, including "Grape Vine Twist" from around In Jelly Roll Morton , in "Winin' Boy Blues", sang, "Mama, mama, look at sis, she's out on the levee doing the double twist"—a reference to both sex and dancing in those days. As for this particular song, "The Twist", Hank Ballard's guitarist, Midnighters member Cal Green, said they picked up the general idea from Brother Joe Wallace of the gospel group The Sensational Nightingales , whose position and its associated image concerns prevented him from recording the song himself.