Come on, baby! Checker marks 50 years of the Twist

Chubby Checker performs during the the American Bandstand Tribute at the 37th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards on Sunday, June 27, 2010, in Las Vegas. Associated Press

July 9, 2010 11:52:52 AM PDT
Fifty years to the day after the release of the hip-swiveling tune "The Twist," the man who made it famous is celebrating in his hometown.