PAPA CHUBBY: 50 Years Of ‘Twistory’

  DAILY NEWS: Chubby Checker wowed a monster crowd outside City Hall yesterday afternoon as hundreds of people tried to “twist” their way into the record books. To mark the 50th anniversary of the popular tune and dance, “The Twist,” the Philadelphia-raised Checker performed a free concert on Dilworth Plaza, adjacent to City Hall. MORE INQUIRER: “It’s basically making love with your clothes on.” That’s Chubby Checker’s succinct explanation for the enduring popularity of the Twist, the dance that helped launch his career. On Friday, Checker, 68, with clothes on (jeans suit, open shirt), delivered 45 minutes of straight-ahead ’60s […]