The sixties was an incredibly exciting, inventive and vibrant time.We marched into the 1960’s with more enthusiasm, hope and self belief than in any other decade. The sixties teenagers were the first wave of baby boomers.
We’d moved out of the fifties bringing with it Doo Wop, Rhythm & Blues, rock n’ roll, Jiving and the start of the Twist craze. The Twist was written and first released in 1959 by Hank Ballard and the Midnighters. In 1960 it was covered by Chubby Checker and became a big hit and a huge dance craze which people still practice today.
There were many other sixties dance fads including The Penguin, The Swim, The Duck, The Mashed Potato, The Jerk, The Chicken, The Monkey, The Frug, The Boogaloo, The Shingaling and The Locomotion which was also a number one in 1962 written by Gerry Goffin & Carole King and sang by Little Eva who was their babysitter.