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The Twist

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The Twist

A fabulous dance started in Philadelphia. Around 1960 was when it would occur. Fans of this dance amounted to a plethora. The man who made it famous had a strange moniker. This recording artist’s name was “Chubby Checker” His hit song made it to number one back then. Chubby had a follow-up with “Let’s Twist Again”. Countless times on the radio it would play. “The Twist “was popular with both women and men. People who love nostalgia still dance it today. Robert Pettit for the "Let's Dance" contest

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  1. Date: 3/19/2012 11:21:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in Nette's "Let's Dance" contest Robert. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 3/18/2012 7:52:00 AM
    It is even popular in India. Lovely write Robert. Many congrats.

  1. Date: 3/17/2012 5:17:00 PM
    Big congrats to you on a great description of this very popular dance form.

  1. Date: 3/17/2012 2:56:00 PM
    my dad taught me this jig, robert.. fun, fun!.. congrats on your win in my contest :) huggs

  1. Date: 3/17/2012 12:40:00 PM
    The radio station where I was employed for thirty years, played it over and over. congratulations on your win. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 3/17/2012 12:01:00 PM
    congrats Robert on another great win for this wonderful write and expressive dance poem luv.. lets do thetwist is still cool...

  1. Date: 3/9/2012 3:10:00 PM
    I sure do love "twisting the night away!!" Oh, for those days again!!