Hank Ballard

By Nick Castro

 

Hank Ballard is one of the most famous and enduring singers to emerge from the early r&b roots of rock and roll. Ballard is most known for his work with the group The Midnighters and for writing the song, "The Twist", which was made famous by Chubby Checker.

 

Ballard was born in 1927, in Detroit, Michigan. When Ballard was a young child, his father died and he was sent to love with his family in Alabama, who were devout christians. Because of this, Ballard had a heavy gospel influence in his formative years, as as healthy doses of... Read More

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