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Library of Congress Adds 25 More Recordings

Simon & Garfunkel, Chubby Checker, Janis Joplin, and Pink Floyd among inductees

(Newser) - Pink Floyd is about to be enshrined in the Library of Congress. So are Simon & Garfunkel, Janis Joplin, Chubby Checker, and 21 other artists, the institution said today, as it announced the latest expansion of its audio collection. The selected recordings span from 1918 to 1980, the AP reports.... More »

Chubby Checker Sues HP Over Penis Size App

It would be difficult for this story to get any weirder

(Newser) - Somehow "Chubby Checker," "Hewlett-Packard," and "penis size" have all ended up in the same story. It seems there was once an app for HP's Palm OS platform called " The Chubby Checker ," but it had nothing to do with the singer. Rather, it... More »

Twist Is Top All-Time Hit

Billboard's top songs of past 50 years including other twists, like no Elvis in top 10

(Newser) - Billboard has produced its definitive list of the top 100 songs of the past 50 years—and it's full of surprises. One is that neither Elvis nor the Beatles made the top five. They were beaten out by Santana, Bobby Darin, and even Los Del Rio's Macarena. Another twist—Chubby... More »

"Bandstand" Turns Big Five-0

TV icon popped up on the schedule a half-century ago

(Newser) - Fifty years ago today at 3 pm in Philadelphia, what is now known as a summer replacement program debuted on the ABC TV network. That show, "American Bandstand," ran for 30-plus years. Its host, Dick Clark, frequently referred to as the oldest living teenager, introduced Chubby Checker, Frankie... More »

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