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Chubby Checker

Chubby Checker in 2005
Background information
Birth name Ernest Evans
Born October 3, 1941 (1941-10-03) (age 66)
Spring Gulley, South Carolina
Origin Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Genre(s) Rock and roll
Occupation(s) Singer
Instrument(s) Vocals
Years active 1959 - Present
Label(s) Parkway, MCA
Website ChubbyChecker.com

Chubby Checker is the stage name of Ernest Evans (born October 3, 1941), an American Rock and Roll singer best known for popularizing the dance The Twist with his 1960 song "The Twist". Image File history File links Chubby Checker - 2005 Photo by Alan C. Teeple User:ACT1 File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... is the 276th day of the year (277th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see 1941 (disambiguation). ... Official language(s) English Capital Columbia Largest city Columbia Largest metro area Columbia Area  Ranked 40th  - Total 34,726 sq mi (82,965 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 260 miles (420 km)  - % water 6  - Latitude 32° 2′ N to 35° 13′ N  - Longitude 78° 32′ W to 83... For other uses, see Philadelphia (disambiguation) and Philly. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Rock and roll (also spelled Rock n Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ... For other uses, see Singer (disambiguation). ... A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified with the purpose of making music. ... For other uses, see Singer (disambiguation). ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... In the music industry, a record label is a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Cameo and its sister label Parkway were a major Philadelphia-based record label. ... The Music Corporation of America was a United States based corporation in the music business. ... A stage name, also called a screen name, is a pseudonym used by performers and entertainers such as actors, comedians, musicians, djs, clowns, and professional wrestlers. ... is the 276th day of the year (277th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see 1941 (disambiguation). ... Rock and roll (also spelled Rock n Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Year 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Twist is a 1960 and 1962 hit song performed by American singer Chubby Checker. ...


He was born in Spring Gulley, South Carolina,[1] and raised in South Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and attended South Philadelphia High School with Frankie Avalon and Fabian. The wife of American Bandstand's host Dick Clark suggested the name "Chubby Checker" to Evans as a take-off on then-popular singer Fats Domino. In 1964, he married the Dutch Catharina Lodders, who was Miss Universe in 1962. Andrews is a town located in South Carolina. ... Official language(s) English Capital Columbia Largest city Columbia Largest metro area Columbia Area  Ranked 40th  - Total 34,726 sq mi (82,965 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 260 miles (420 km)  - % water 6  - Latitude 32° 2′ N to 35° 13′ N  - Longitude 78° 32′ W to 83... South Philadelphia district, highlighted on map of Philadelphia County. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Francis Thomas Avallone (born September 18, 1939 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) was an American actor and teen idol in the 1950s and early 1960s. ... Fabian on Hollywood Squares, 1979 Fabiano Anthony Forte, who performed as Fabian, (born February 6, 1943 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) was an American teen idol of the late 1950s and early 1960s. ... Dick Clark, host of American Bandstand American Bandstand was a long-running dance music television show that aired in various versions from 1952 to 1989. ... For other persons named Dick Clark, see Dick Clark (disambiguation). ... Antoine Dominique Fats Domino (born February 26, 1928) is a classic R&B and rock and roll singer, songwriter and pianist. ... Also Nintendo emulator: 1964 (emulator). ... Catharina Johanna Lodders won the 1962 Miss World contest, representing the Netherlands. ... Miss Universe is an annual international female beauty contest, and the title for the winner of the contest, founded in 1952 by California clothing company Pacific Mills. ... Year 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

One of Checker's many "Twist" records

Contents

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Fame

"The Twist" (which had previously been a minor rhythm and blues hit for its author, Hank Ballard) was so popular that his public often did not allow him to sing any other style of music. He did popularize many dance songs. Checker later lamented: The Twist is a 1960 and 1962 hit song performed by American singer Chubby Checker. ... For other uses, see Rhythm and blues (disambiguation). ... Hank Ballard (born John Henry Kendricks) (November 18, 1927 - March 2, 2003) was an African American R&B/rock singer and the lead vocalist of Hank Ballard & the Midnighters. ...

...in a way, "The Twist" really ruined my life. I was on my way to becoming a big nightclub performer, and "The Twist" just wiped it out. It got so out of proportion. No one ever believes I have talent.

He is the only recording artist to have five albums in the Top 12 all at once. He is hailed by many to have changed the way we dance to the beat of music since 1959.[citation needed] Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Audio samples of Chubby Checker
  • "The Twist"
    Popular dance fad by Chubby Checker
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Checker had a number of hits with dance-themed records into the mid-1960s, but changes in public taste ended his hitmaking career in 1965. He spent much of the rest of the 1960s touring and recording in Europe. The 1970s saw him become a staple on the oldies circuit and having a minor comeback as a disco artist. Image File history File links Chubby_Checker_-_The_Twist. ... Year 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from 1960 to 1969. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, also called The Seventies. ... Oldies is a generic term commonly used to describe a radio format that usually concentrates on Top 40 music from the 50s, 60s and 70s. ... This article is about the music genre. ...


Later years

His material during his 1960s heyday was recorded for Cameo-Parkway Records and became unavailable after the early 1970s. His later sixties material included a dancefloor classic cover version of The Beatles "Back in the USSR", released on Buddah Records. None of it was available on compact disc until 2005. (Almost all CD compilations of Checker's hits consist of re-recordings.) The White Album, see The Beatles (album). ... Back in the U.S.S.R. is a song by The Beatles written by Paul McCartney (John Lennon shares songwriting credits), and which opens the double-disc album The Beatles (a. ... Buddah Records (now known as Buddha Records for spelling corrections of Buddha) was founded in 1967 by promotor Neil Bogart in New York City. ... CD redirects here. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Despite his negative view towards his biggest hit single, in the 1980s it granted him a new lease of fame when he recorded a new version of "The Twist" (released in 1987) with rap trio The Fat Boys. The lyrics to this new version implied he was pleased with his association with it. Checker also sang it in a commercial for Oreo cookies in the early-1990s. He then opened his own restaurant, which he continues to run, as well as singing on a regular basis. The 1980s refers to the years from 1980 to 1989. ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... Rap redirects here. ... The Fat Boys were an American hip-hop music trio from Brooklyn, New York City who emerged in the early 1980s. ... Oreo is a type of cookie manufactured by Nabisco Corporation, introduced in 1912. ... For the band, see 1990s (band). ... For other uses, see Restaurant (disambiguation). ...


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  • "The Class"
  • "Jingle Bell Rock" (with Bobby Rydell)
  • "The Twist" (#1 on the Billboard Hot 100 on September 19 in 1960, topping the chart for one week and returning to the top position on January 13, 1962, for two weeks).
  • "Slow Twistin'" (with Dee Dee Sharp)
  • "Pony Time" (written by Don Covay; was #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 on February 27, 1961, topping the chart for three weeks)
  • "Let's Twist Again"
  • "Limbo Rock"
  • "Dancin' Party"

"The Twist," "Pony Time," "Slow Twistin'," "Let's Twist Again" and "Limbo Rock" each sold more than 1 million copies around the world. "The Twist" was re-released in 1961, once again selling over a million. Jingle Bell Rock is the name of a popular Christmas song. ... Bobby Rydell 1998 Bobby Rydell (born Robert Louis Ridarelli, 26 April 1940 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American teen idol from the early days of Rock and Roll. ... The Twist is a 1960 and 1962 hit song performed by American singer Chubby Checker. ... “Hot 100” redirects here. ... Dee Dee Sharp (born Dione LaRue, 9 September 1945 in Georgia , United States) is an R&B singer who began her career recording back-up vocals in 1961. ... Don Covay is an influential African-American R&B/Rock and Roll/Soul Music singer and songwriter most active in the 1950s and 1960s, who received a Pioneer Award from the Rhythm and Blues Foundation in 1994. ...


References and footnotes

  1. ^ Official site biography

Trivia

The town of Andrews, South Carolina claims to be the "Home of Chubby Checker." This is, in fact, not true. He was not born in the town and never lived in the town. Although he did perform at the "Andrews Good Ole Days" Festival every year until the city canceled it. The festival has since been brought back in recent years, Chubby Checker has not participated in it.


External links

  • Official website
  • Chubby Checker - King Of The Twist - by Dr. Frank Hoffmann
Persondata
NAME Checker, Chubby
ALTERNATIVE NAMES Evans, Ernest
SHORT DESCRIPTION Singer
DATE OF BIRTH 3 October 1941
PLACE OF BIRTH Spring Gulley, South Carolina
DATE OF DEATH
PLACE OF DEATH

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