Chubby Checker 'Twists' Back to CNY

Reminiscing with Rock'N'Roll Legend Before Turning Stone Show

Chubby Checker is back in Central New York and will play at the Turning Stone Resort and casino this weekend.  It’s been 58 years since Checker performed the iconic dance move for the first time on Dick Clark’s American Bandstand, and Americans haven’t stopped twisting since.

Billboard Magazine named "The Twist" the number one record of all time on three separate occasions and it's an honor that Checker is proud to hold, he said. The twist changed the landscape of dance floor moves, Checker added. The popular dance move, became an iconic movement that continues to transcend in music and on the dance floor.

Cheker will take the stage on Saturday night at the Turning Stone Resort & Casino. “This is my moment. This is the best moment I’m going to have until the next one comes along,” he said, when asked about his performance this weekend.

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