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To: Fiji Hill
Did the "Peppermint Twist" make the cut? No room for Yanks? /sarc.
23 posted on 02/04/2013 5:06:43 PM PST by ConservativeStatement (Obama is the "Disco Duck" president. A no-substance novelty that reached number one.)
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To: ConservativeStatement
Did the "Peppermint Twist" make the cut? No room for Yanks?

There were actually two different songs entitled "The Peppermint Twist" that charted late in 1961--The one by Joey Dee & the Starliters was the bigger hit, but the one by Danny Peppermint & the Jumping Jacks also charted--I'd link to it if it was on Youtube.

By 1966, the Twist had been passe for years, although something called the Afro Twist would soon be seen on dance floors. I did hear a few Yanks on the British rock stations, including Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels' version of Little Latin Lupe Lu.

In both England and France, the Mamas & Papas' "Monday, Monday" was a big hit. And in Italy, the Dikdiks' Sognando la California (California Dreaming), their version of a big Yank hit, could be heard on the rock stations. In Italy, I also heard Juanita Banana by the Peels on a rock station.

32 posted on 02/04/2013 6:22:08 PM PST by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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