In 1961 Bill Haley made his very first recordings in Spanish. One of these, "Florida Twist" shot right to the top of the charts and eventually became the biggest selling single in Mexico's history. Other titles followed all sung in Spanish by Bill, "Twist Espagnol", "La Cucaracha","Jimmy Martinez" and a beautifully sung "Cerca Del Mar". Despite all this success, Bill's association with the label came to an abrupt end in 1966 over a disagreement concerning the non payment of royalties. Meanwhile during this time back in the USA he had been through a number of independant labels. He cut "Spanish Twist" an English language version of "Twist Espangnol" for George Goldner's New York based Gone company. After much lobbying by fans in the UK it was released there on the London label in 1961. Enjoy!
Partially taken from http://www.billhaley.co.uk/mexico1.htm