I am incredibly grateful that you keep dropping by for a visit! And on this particular visit, I say we celebrate in true Vintage Project fashion by popping a bottle and doing a little dancing!
When I think of people really letting loose, I think of the 1960's. May I submit for your consideration, Exhibit A.
And Exhibit B.
And this looks suspiciously like Conway Twitty, Chubby Checker, and Dick Clark getting down and doing The Twist themselves. FUN TIMES!!!
The Twist that we all know and love and attribute to Chubby Checker was actually a cover of the Hank Ballard and the Midnighters song. Dick Clark heard the song and tried to book them on American Bandstand, but they were unavailable, so he brought Chubby Checker in to perform it. It was such a hit that Clark suggested that Checker record his own version and the rest is history! (I strive to be educational and informative.)
The Twist as a dance is obviously interwoven into the song's history, and as the song reached Number 1, the dance became a full-fledged craze and took the world by storm! When he was on American Bandstand and The Ed Sullivan Show, Chubby Checker taught the move by telling the audience "Just pretend you're wiping your bottom with a towel as you get out of the shower and putting out a cigarette with both feet." Doctors warned of back injuries and religious institutions warned of deteriorating morality - which means it's super fun!
"We're gonna twisty, twisty, twisty
Til we tear the house down!"
For those of you who haven't heard it in a while, or those of you from Mars who have no idea what I'm talking about, please behold the magic of Chubby Checker! This song automatically puts me in a fantastic mood and makes me start moving!!
And if you needed further proof that no one can have a bad time dancing to this song, here it is. This video of people twisting is pretty spectacular!
And who could forget one of the most iconic scenes from 1990's cinema?
So let's twisty, twisty, twisty, but leave the house in tact...we've got a lot more Vintage Project goodness ahead of us!
Here's to the next ten thousand views! Imaging all the fun we'll have before we go dancing again!!
All my love - XOXO!!