A New “Twist” on an Old Record

Help Chubby Checker set "The Twist" world record Friday at City Hall

Kick off your weekend with a “Twist.”

Join Chubby Checker and Mayor Michael Nutter as they attempt to set a Guinness World Record for the most people doing “The Twist” at the same time on Friday.

The number to beat is 1,691 -- set by students and staff from two high schools in the United Kingdom (easy!).

Chubby -- a Philly native -- first performed the popular dance move 50 years ago this month at the Rainbow Club in Wildwood, N.J.

The Philadelphia Daily News is hosting Chubby for a free concert at City Hall to commemorate the milestone.

The concert will be held at the Dilworth Plaza at City Hall from noon to 12:45 p.m.

Get there early to be part of the first 2,500 people to get a free T-shirt.

One lucky concertgoer will get to twist with Chubby on stage. 

Even if you don't get the chance to Twist on stage you can still meet the man himself -- Chubby will sign autographs following the concert. Maybe he will even do a quick Twist with you if you ask.

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