Monday, August 3, 2015

Calendar* Clarification: Chubby Checker

Several websites report that Chubby Checker performed "The Twist" on American Bandstand on August 6, 1960.  Checker did indeed perform the song, and it was on a show of Dick Clark's, but it was called The Dick Clark Saturday Night Beechnut Show, not Clark's American Bandstand.  According to, Clark traveled from Philadelphia to New York City to tape the Saturday night show for broadcast in prime time.

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