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His workplace antics helped win an audition with the local Cameo-Parkway label, who signed the fledgling singer in ; hwist the suggestion of no less than Dick Clark's wife, the portly youth was re-christened Chubby Checker, the name a sly reference to Fats Domino.
At Chkbby Discotheque Last played on. Views Read Edit View history. In total, Checker notched 32 chart hits before the bubble burst in ; as interest in dance novelties dwindled, he briefly turned to folk music, and became a regular on the nightclub circuit.
Born Ernest Evans on October 3,in Spring Gulley, South Carolina, he worked in a local poultry shop while in high school, and while on the job often entertained customers by singing and cracking jokes.
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Archived from the original on June 29, Many years later, twizt an interview with Tom Meros that is currently available online, Midnighters' member Lawson Smith recalled the authorship of "The Twist" differently, that The Sensational Nightingales' Nathaniel Bills wrote the song instead.
He settled on Checker, whose voice was very similar to Ballard's.
InChecker recorded a public service announcement PSA for the Social Security Administration to help launch a new campaign to promote recent changes in Medicare law. Chubby Checker's Son is a Funk Master". I was on my way to becoming a big nightclub performer, and "The Twlst just wiped it out Aug 24, The Twist - Single 1 song.
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Chubby Checker's “The Twist” Inducted Into The Rock Hall of Fame
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Chubby was in great demand for TV and personal appearances and even hosted his own episodic dance instruction program carried by hundreds cchubby stations. Ballard was unavailable, and Clark searched for a local artist to record the song. Tom Breihan tombreihan March 5, - PhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaU.
The show's main character, Dr. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Chubby Checker continued to be a superstar in Europe with television and records.
No one ever believes I have talent. Despite Checker's initial disapproval, he found follow-up success with a rhe of up-tempo dance tracks, including "The Hucklebuck" 14"The Fly" 7"Dance the Mess Around" 24and " Pony Time ", which became his second 1 single. July Learn how and when to remove this template message.
Retrieved 21 March The Class Last played on. Clark sent the song out as his Christmas greeting, and it received such good response that Cameo-Parkway signed Checker to a recording contract.
The Twist (song)
The Outrageous Sophie Tucker. Views Read Edit View history. Contentious material about living persons that is unsourced or poorly sourced must be removed immediatelyespecially if potentially libelous or harmful. InChecker's version was one of six singles inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in a new category honoring singles by artists who have not been elected to the Hall.
In other projects Wikimedia Commons. The s saw him become a staple on the oldies circuit, including a temporary stint as a disco artist. Jim Dawson wrote a book about the song and the Twist phenomenon called The Cehcker