Twistory of Chubby Checker

Twistory of Chubby Checker

The twist is a dance that was inspired by rock and roll icon and Philly kid, Chubby Checker. From 1959 to the early sixties it became a worldwide dance craze, enjoying immense popularity while drawing controversies from critics who felt it was too provocative. It inspired dances such as the Jerk, the Pony, the Watusi, the Mashed Potato, the Monkey, and the Funky Chicken, but none were as popular. So come on everybody, we’re gonna twist again.

Check out the visual companion below or click HERE to watch the origins of the Twist.

   
   

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