Retrieved 26 October It was his boss at the Produce Market, Tony A. Checker's "Twist", however, was a nationwide smash, aided by his many appearances on Dick Clark's American Bandstand , the Top 10 American Bandstand ranking of the song, and the teenagers on the show who enjoyed dancing the Twist. Checker privately recorded a novelty single for Clark in which the singer portrayed a school teacher with an unruly classroom of musical performers. Hewlett-Packard Company et al". Billboard looked at all singles that made the charts between and
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Checker was the host of the AMG Heritage Awards and was given the honor during the television broadcast. Despite Checker's initial disapproval, he found follow-up success with a succession of up-tempo dance tracks, including "The Hucklebuck" 14 , "The Fly" 7 , "Dance the Mess Around" 24 , and " Pony Time ", which became his second 1 single. Rock and roll rhythm and blues. Checker introduced his version of "The Twist" at the age of 18 in July in Wildwood, New Jersey at the Rainbow Club, "The Twist" went on to become the only single to top the Billboard Hot twice, in two separate chart runs. Retrieved from " https: Archived from the original on June 2, In other projects Wikimedia Commons.