Twistin’ Five Decades Away

1962 was a big year for twisting.  In January 1962, Chubby Checker hit number one for a second time with “The Twist.”  Then, Joey Dee & the Starliters followed Checker at number one with their tune “Peppermint Twist – Part I.”  A few months later, in April, Checker hit the top five alongside Dee Dee Sharp with “Slow Twistin’.”  Meanwhile, exactly 50 years ago today, legendary singer Sam Cooke peaked at number 9 with his well-known hit “Twistin’ The Night Away,” which you can hear above.

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