1961 – Chubby Checker sings “The Twist” on TV’s “Ed Sullivan Show.”
Chubby Checker sings his 1960 No. 1 hit, “The Twist,” on Ed Sullivan’s variety show. His appearance boosted sales of the record, which became increasingly popular until January, when the song hit No. 1 again, making “The Twist” the only record ever to top the charts twice. The song is still considered one of the most successful singles of all time, having stayed in the Top 100 charts for 39 weeks.