Chubby Checker was the king of the twist and other dances during the pre-Beatles era of the early 1960s. Bobby Rydell was a teen idol during the same era when he charted two dozen singles on the BILLBOARD MAGAZINE Hot 100. Checker and Rydell both recorded for the Cameo-Parkway label and every once in a while would team up for a release.
That was the case when they released “Teach Me To Twist.” The concept was Checker would teach Rydell to twist. Cute concept but not commercially successful as it did not chart. It really did not matter as both would continue their successful solo careers.