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The only recording artist to have five albums in the Top 12 and hailed by many to have changed the way public danced to the beat of music since 1959, it was Chubby Checker who rocked the world with his beat of music.
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. The Twist 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.
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.
Checker had a number of hits with dance-themed records into the mid-1960s, but changes in public taste ended his hit making career in 1965. The 1970s saw him become a staple on the oldies circuit and having a minor comeback as a disco artist.
His material during his 1960s heyday was recorded for Cameo-Parkway Records and became unavailable after the early 1970s.
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 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.
The town of Andrews, South Carolina claims to be the Home of Chubby Checker. Although he did perform at the Andrews Good Ole Days Festival every year until the city canceled it. But he was not born in the town and never lived in the town. The festival has since been brought back in recent years, Chubby Checker has not participated in it.