Celebrate The 60th Anniversary Of "The Twist" With Speed Of Sound


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Today, iHeart's Speed Of Sound podcast — hosted by Grammy-Award winning Record Executive and Producer Steve Greenberg — celebrates the 60th anniversary of "The Twist" with a discussion of its role as a marker of a new American cultural era, its long-standing roots in Black culture, and the unlikely come-up of its singer, Chubby Checker.

Listen to the new episode here: https://ihr.fm/3eZ81zO

Next week, Speed Of Sound will do a Part 2 on "The Twist" that will dig into how the dance seeped into popular cultural even further, becoming not just the concern of teenagers but upstanding adults too. It's a story that involves the mob, the Kennedys, and New York gossip columnists.

On Speed Of Sound — which quickly has become one of the top podcasts on the Apple Music Podcast Chart — Greenberg examines the unique historical circumstances, technological advances and trends that helped create some of music’s most remarkable and unlikely success stories. Greenberg has already discussed how The Beatles broke America, how hip-hop first broke through to the mainstream, and how "Who Let The Dogs Out?" became an international phenomenon.

Greenberg is a music industry vet who received the 2000 GRAMMY in the "Best Dance Recording" category as a producer of "Who Let the Dogs Out?" Greenberg also won a 2019 GRAMMY in the "Best Album Notes" category for his essay featured in the Stax '68: A Memphis Story boxed set. He's produced albums by The Jonas Brothers, Andy Grammer, and Joss Stone. He also served as Executive Producer of Hanson's single "Mmmbop," which spent three weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and was featured on their debut album, Middle of Nowhere.

August 19, 2020 5:00pm ET by Shore Fire Media  

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