Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia

Twist (The)

Twisting with a Fish

a black and white photograph of two men doing the twist while each holding one end of a large fish. In the background, a band plays.

“The Twist” was a dance craze that transcended age and class lines. This 1962 photograph shows fish mongers dancing the Twist to entertain customers at the Fulton Fish Market in New York City. (Library of Congress)

Library of Congress

“The Twist” was a dance craze that transcended age and class lines. This 1962 photograph shows fish mongers dancing “The Twist” to entertain customers at the Fulton Fish Market in New York City.

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