Joey Dee wrote “Peppermint Twist ®” along with producer Henry Glover, as a tribute to the now World Famous Peppermint Lounge®. The very popular song scored #1 on the U.S. charts in early 1962. Number One for twelve weeks. It sold several million copies, and was awarded a Gold Record, personally presented by his good friend Dick Clark on The American Bandstand show in Philadelphia, PA.
Joey Dee & The Starliters® performed on American Bandstand TV Show many times.
Joey Dee ~ “International” Star and Living Legend “All The World is Twistin” Peppermint Twist®. Joey Dee & The Starliters®, Very popular in Europe including Germany, England, France, Italy, Sweden, Spain, etc. And worldwide in Japan, Australia, Canada, Caribbean, Mexico, etc…
The Peppermint Twist® song and dance “craze” was rapidly spreading like wildfire internationally! The whole world was twisting, both young and old.
Joey Dee and The Starliters® ~ Joey Dee (Joseph DiNicola), The Godfather of The Twist – Joey is a “JerseyBoy”, born in Passaic, New Jersey. An Icon, Living legend and International Star – An American popular music group. Best known for their successful multi-million selling recording and dance, Peppermint Twist® (1961), the group was started by Joey Dee. And universally known for performing at The World Famous Peppermint Lounge® – NYC – The most popular nightclub in the world.