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Sam Cooke, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles -- and Allen Klein

Michael Sigman | Posted 06.24.2016 | Books
Michael Sigman

To my regret, I never got to know Allen Klein. Nevertheless, I enjoyed an up-and-down relationship with -- as Fred Goodman describes him in his fascinating new book -- Allen Klein: The Man Who Bailed Out The Beatles, Made The Rolling Stones, and Transformed Rock and Roll.

Bare Naked Gratitude

Edie Weinstein | Posted 01.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Edie Weinstein

Sitting here on a frigid Philly afternoon, while the sun is streaming in through my windows, and the wind is gently stirring the trees, I am about to ...

Walking The Line

Edie Weinstein | Posted 12.21.2014 | Fifty
Edie Weinstein

Tonight I received a call from my kiddo who thought I was crazy for dying my hair purple. "Mom, you know how you said you are going to do whatever you want since you had the heart attack?" "Yes," I answer hesitantly, wondering what he has in mind.

I'm With Stupid: Come On, Baby, Let's Sue the Twits

Todd Hartley | Posted 10.30.2013 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

So Chubby did what Chubby had to do and sued HP back in February, claiming that HP violated his trademarks, knowingly invaded his publicity rights and tarnished his name.

JUDGE: Chubby Checker Can Sue Hewlett Packard For Penis App

Reuters | Posted 10.16.2013 | Black Voices

By Dan Levine SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The musician famous for the Twist dance style can sue Hewlett Packard Co over allegations that ...

Costumes Are Mandatory: Ethan Iverson and Lee Konitz

Ralph A. Miriello | Posted 08.27.2013 | Arts
Ralph A. Miriello

This record finds the eighty-five year old alto-saxophonist Lee Konitz playing in top form with his signature dry-ice tone and his measured economy of notes that somehow speaks volumes.

The Real Way To Relieve The Pain Of A Charley Horse

Diedre A. Ware | Posted 06.08.2013 | Fifty
Diedre A. Ware

There is no comfort in knowing that muscle cramps are very common and become increasingly frequent with age, especially with women.

What's in a Name?

Malcolm Kushner | Posted 08.03.2013 | Weird News
Malcolm Kushner

A rose by any other name might smell as sweet, but would it sell as well? That's a fundamental question which consumes countless hours and dollars as ...

Chubby Checker's Latest Twist: A Penis Measurement Lawsuit

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 02.15.2013 | Weird News

Chubby Checker's lawsuit over a smartphone app that claims to measures penis size is the latest in a checkered record at attempting to maintain releva...

Legend Chubby Checker Sues Over Penis Measuring App

Posted 02.15.2013 | Technology

The legendary rock 'n' roll star behind the hit "The Twist" is suing Hewlett Packard over an app that measures penis size. Chubby Checker (real nam...

My Top 10 Most Influential Rock 'N' Roll Pioneers

Pat Gallagher | Posted 05.26.2012 | Fifty
Pat Gallagher

Teenagers back in the day who actually wore poodle skirts and experienced the Brylcreem era remember -- first hand -- the musical explosion that came to be known as rock 'n' roll.

Missing Names in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame -- Are You Kidding Me?!

Pat Gallagher | Posted 04.28.2012 | Entertainment
Pat Gallagher

Are these artists I just mentioned going to be overlooked forever because of some sort of expiration date? They're not melons. If they intend to keep the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame until the end of time, then most of these artists should be inducted before Justin Bieber grows a mustache.

Twist of Fate Makes Christmas Dance Symbol to Joplin Middle School Students

Randy Turner | Posted 02.26.2012 | Education
Randy Turner

The Christmas dance was another sign of the resilience that East Middle School students have shown after this year's hurricane.

WATCH: 'Dancing With The Stars': Chubby Checker

Posted 12.05.2011 | Black Voices

Mary J. Blige opened the show with her breakout hit, "Real Love," while Val Chmerkovsky and Dasha danced a hot number. However, the night's biggest pe...

Van Hunt's Free "June" Download, Plus Chatting with Steve Cropper and Gomez's Tom Gray

Mike Ragogna | Posted 08.14.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter-producer Van Hunt makes his return this week with the online premiere of "June," his first new music in more than three years. "June" heralds the release of Hunt's new album, what were you hoping for?

Women, Reclaim Your Joy: Dance Alone!

Linnie Frank Bailey | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Linnie Frank Bailey

Other than being the most successful single of all time, "The Twist" introduced a new style of dancing to mainstream America: dancing on your own.

Chubby Checker Celebrates Lincoln Center's 50th Anniversary

Jane Levere | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jane Levere

Lincoln Center's 50th anniversary celebration last night brought back a blast from the past: singer Chubby Checker, who made "The Twist" famous.