THE TWIST: Hank Ballard wrote and sung it but Chubby Checker from SC immortalized it to #1 in 1960 and danced it to #1 again in 1962. Never been done before or since. And he rode that twist angle all the way to the bank. He sang Let’s Twist Again, Twistin USA, Slow Twistin, & Twist it Up. Married Miss World in 1962. Later in ’62 Joey Dee took Peppermint Twist to #1 Billboard. But it was Hank Ballard what started the entire twist craze.