What's My Line?

Season 13 Episode 11


Aired Daily 12:00 AM Nov 12, 1961 on CBS



  • Notes

    • As was mentioned in the first game, The Twist was the hottest dance craze in the country. It was one of the few dances that both young and old alike could have fun doing. It was unique, because it was the first major rock and roll dance style in which couples did not touch each other while dancing. Its origins began with the classic 1960 number one single by Chubby Checker, aptly titled "The Twist." Interestingly, the song was originally recorded by Hank Ballard. However, Ballard's version was considered so risqué that it never got any airplay and didn't become a hit. It wasn't until Checker recorded a more radio-friendly version of the song that it became a hit. In fact, Checker's version became the first song to hit the top spot on the chart twice. It also spawned a slew of imitators including another number one song by the group Joey Dee and the Starliters entitled "The Peppermint Twist." That song was inspired by the Peppermint Lounge, a local nightspot that helped popularize the dance. - Sargebri