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Let’s Twist Again by Chubby Checker; and Sweet Soul Music by Arthur Conley

05 Oct
Let’s Twist Again by Chubby Checker; and Sweet Soul Music by Arthur Conley

Going for a Song

What on earth?  Indeed…  The link between these two is Bedwellty Grammar School Christmas parties –and until I checked out the dates on these two discs, I didn’t realise that two separate events have blurred and blended together in my mind –particularly strange since they are three years apart, but perhaps that’s a mark of what a slow/late developer I was.  I probably approached the 1967 (form 4!) party not so differently from the way I did the Form 1 party in 1964…

…  Which we’ll deal with first.  Those who know me intimately might also know that this party –after just one term in secondary school, now I think of it –was the occasion of one of my earliest and proudest achievements –winning the ‘Twisting Competition’.  Largely due to the Chubby Checker single, and the industry around it, I suppose, the aforementioned dance had become a new, relatively successful…

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