Topic: Chubby Checker

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  • Dick Clark: how a tax-accountant look-alike changed American music

    Dick Clark understood how to introduce African-American performers and their music to a post-civil rights society still fraught with racial tensions. Basically, Dick Clark brought rock 'n' roll to America's living rooms.

  • Storm, tornadoes damage Missouri, Illinois, Kansas; kill 9

    An apparent twister rolled through Branson, Mo. just before 1 a.m. and seemed to hopscotch up the city's main roadway, ripping roofs off hotels and damaging some of the city's famed music theaters dangerously close to the start of the heavy tourism season. At least 37 people were reported hurt, mostly with cuts and bruises.

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