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Chubby Checker, whose song The Twist was one of the most popular dance records of all time, has never been inducted into the Hall of Fame. And that's okay with him. But the singer is peeved over what he considers a lack of radio airplay for the classic song and his new material. So he was planning a protest -- albeit good-natured -- outside last night's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame festivities in midtown Manhattan.

"I'm not doing it to get into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at all," he told The Associated Press in an interview on Friday. "I don't get the airplay that one in my position deserves. Twist and Shout gets more airplay than The Twist, and that's not right."

George Harrison, Bob Seger and Prince were among this year's inductees. AP

 

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