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"Do the President Twist"

“Do the President Twist”: First Depiction of a Rockin’ President?

The song that launched a national dance craze – “The Twist” – cast an unbelievably long shadow.  Even though Hank Ballard’s original version of the song was released on King in 1959, groups were putting out twist songs well into 1962.*   I was reminded of this fact recently when listening

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