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Joey Dee was born on June 11, 1940 in Passaic, New Jersey, USA as Joseph DiNicola. See full bio »

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American Graffiti
American Graffiti Soundtrack
Not Fade Away
Not Fade Away Soundtrack
Andre Soundtrack
Speaking of Sex
Speaking of Sex Soundtrack


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 2012 Not Fade Away (performer: "Peppermint Twist") / (writer: "Peppermint Twist" - as Joseph Di Nicola)
  The Sopranos (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2007) (writer - 1 episode, 2007)
- Chasing It (2007) ... (performer: "Peppermint Twist") / (writer: "Peppermint Twist")
  The Practice (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2003) (writer - 1 episode, 2003)
- Cause of Action (2003) ... (performer: "Peppermint Twist") / (writer: "Peppermint Twist")
 2001 Speaking of Sex (writer: "Peppermint Twist" - as Joseph DiNicola)
 1998 Tohuwabohu (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- +0043- (1998) ... (performer: "What Kind Of Love Is This" - uncredited)
  The Simpsons (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1997) (writer - 1 episode, 1997)
- The Simpsons Spin-Off Showcase (1997) ... (performer: "Peppermint Twist") / (writer: "Peppermint Twist")
 1994 Andre (writer: "Peppermint Twist")
 1990 Coupe de Ville (performer: "Shout")
 1973 American Graffiti (writer: "Peppermint Twist")
 1965 Shindig! (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- Episode #2.14 (1965) ... (writer: "The Peppermint Twist")
- Episode #2.12 (1965) ... (writer: "Peppermint Twist")
- Episode #1.38 (1965) ... (writer: "Peppermint Twist")
- Episode #1.37 (1965) ... (writer: "The Peppermint Twist")
 1963 Una joven de 16 años (writer: "Peppermint Twist" - as Dee)
 1962 Two Tickets to Paris (performer: "C'est si bon" - uncredited) / (writer: "Open Sea", "Left Bank Blues")
 1961 Hey, Let's Twist! (performer: "Hey Let's Twist", "Peppermint Twist", "Round and Round", "Roly Poly", "Let Me Teach You How to Twist", "Shout!")
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CD (with The Starliters): "Peppermint Twist" (Columbia)

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With his group, The Starliters, helped launch the "Twist" craze in 1961 with their hit song "The Peppermint Twist". They were signed to a short gig at a New York City nightclub, The Peppermint Lounge, but their song and their act clicked and began to draw the celebrity crowd, with politicians, movie and TV stars and "high society" types regularly attending, and the Starliters' "short" gig turned ... See more »


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