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Hank Ballard: The 'Twist' and Turns of a Rock Pioneer

Ben Fong-Torres, San Francisco Chronicle, 22 December 1985

HANK BALLARD wrote and recorded ‘The Twist’, but it was Chubby Checker who had the big hit record. With the early R&B group, the Royals, Ballard wrote the classic "dirty" song, ‘Work With Me Annie’, but the Royals got confused with another group, "5" Royales, and had to change its name to The Midnighters.

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