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Hank Ballard 1927-2003

Phast Phreddie Patterson, Rock's Backpages, March 2003

RHYTHM & BLUES singer Hank Ballard (76) died of throat cancer on March 2 at his home in Los Angeles. His chief claim to fame is that he wrote 'The Twist,' a dance number that went on to become a Number One pop hit for Chubby Checker in September 1960 and again in the first weeks of 1962.

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