Your Twist Party with the King of Twist Chubby Checker
Chubby Checker's 1962 release "Your Twist Party" capitalized on the international dance craze his version of "The Twist" caused in 1960. Checker, whose name is a clever reference to his greatest influence, Fats Domino, covered "The Twist," a Hank Ballard and the Midnighters B-side. A hit sensation in the fall of 1960, the film "Twist Around the Clock" made it a hit again in late 1961 - the only record ever to accomplish topping the charts twice, more than a year apart. The choreography created for "The Twist" was rock-and-roll's first official dance. Instead of a traditional couples dance, the Twist encouraged people to dance apart and express themselves individually while twisting around the dance floor. This style of dancing, new to white American teenagers, struck a chord with teens trying to be different, while some parents regarded it as a threat. Civil rights activist Eldridge Cleaver commented on the dance's popularity: "[It was] a guided missile launched from the ghetto into the heart of suburbia."
|Manufacturer||Cameo-Parkway Records, Inc.|
|Material||printed cardboard | vinyl | printed paper|
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