Chubby Checker appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show tonight in 1961

October 22, 2017

Chubby Checker

born Ernest Evans 

American singer and dancer

performed a medley of "The Twist"

and "Let's Twist Again"

on The Ed Sullivan Show

tonight in 1961

 

Earlier on August 6th of 1960

Chubby Checker appeared on US TV show American Bandstand and performed ‘The Twist’

The song went to Number 1 on the US chart

and again 18 months later in 1962

It is the only song to go to the top of the charts

on two separate occasions

 

Chubby Checker

has never been properly acknowledged

for one major contribution to pop culture

Chubby and the Twist

got adults out and onto the dance floor for the first time

Before the Twist dance phenomenon

grown ups did not dance to teenage music

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