Location: Showcase Stage
The legendary Chubby Checker exploded onto the 1960s music scene with his iconic smash, "The Twist." The song revolutionized popular culture by giving couples the freedom to break apart on the dance floor. An appearance on Dick Clark's American Bandstand launched Checker's version of "The Twist" to the No. 1 Billboard spot in August, 1961, remaining there for 18 weeks. In November of that year, it re-entered the charts for a record-breaking 21 weeks. "The Twist" became the first and only single to ever appear in the No. 1 spot in two different years.