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You could also "Twist," "Limbo Rock" and "Hucklebuck," because the man who performed those hits and revolutionized the dance floor is coming to Ellicott City. Checker, who put 23 songs on Billboard's Top 40 chart, including nine on the Top 10, achieved what no parent could. Anyone born after doesn't even know how to dance together.
Athough most of the dances his records promoted — the Pony, "the Fly," and the Hucklebuck, to cite just three — have long since faded into obscurity, his most famous hit, "The Twist," remains the yardstick against which all subsequent dance floor phenomena are measured. 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. His workplace antics helped win an audition with the local Cameo-Parkway label, who signed the fledgling singer in
Update Event Add an Image. Chubby Checker is an entertainment industry icon best known for popularizing The Twist, the number one song of all time… and the only song to hit the number one position twice in two different years. The Twist is the first song in history to be number one for over 50 years.
In September"The Twist" topped Billboard ' s list of the most popular singles to have appeared in the Hot since its debut inan honor it maintained for an August update of the list. He entertained his classmates by performing vocal impressions of popular entertainers of the day, such as Jerry Lee LewisElvis Presley and Fats Domino. It was his boss at the Produce Market, "Tony A.
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He gave rock 'n roll its first official dance and Chubby unleashed a mania that is very rare in the music industry. At the Peppermint Lounge in New York, celebrities nightly fought their way to the dance floor eager to be seen as part of the new sensation, Chubby Checker. He was the undisputed king who leapt to the forefront like a born leader with the most inviting demeanor anyone had seen since.