On This Day

July 15, 1960 in Music History

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in Music


Music ReleaseThe Twist Dance Craze

Chubby Checker releases his version of "The Twist" in the US (date approximate)

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Young people in Berlin taking part in the Twist dance craze, 1964
Young people in Berlin taking part in the Twist dance craze, 1964
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Deaths in Music

  • Lawrence Tibbett, American baritone (Metropolitan 1923-50), dies after surgery at 63