The Velvelettes The Soul Sisters Chubby Checker usually gets thrown into the Fabulous Fifties when anyone does a retrospective of “Golden Oldies” or when they have a 50s theme night on cruise ships. In fact, all of his hits were in the 60s. 386. What was his biggest hit? The Twist The Peppermint Twist Let’s Twist Again The Monster Mash 387. What dance craze did it inspire? The Twist The Peppermint Twist The Watusi The Hippy Hippy Shake 388. What was so unique about this single? It had the shortest runtime of any hit (1:36) It was #1 twice for the same artist It was banned from being sung on TV Quickest single to sell one million copies Another icon of the Fifties that saw renewed interest in their career through the Sixties was Little Richard when he came out of retirement and toured Europe as the opening act for Sam Cooke. As a result of the audience’s wild reactions to Richard’s performances he returned to headline his own European tour.
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