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Chubby Checker was the unrivaled king of the rock & roll dance craze; although 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 dancefloor phenomena are measured. Born Ernest Evans on October 3, 1941, 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 1959; at 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.

Checker's first single, "The Class," showcased his skills as an impressionist; while the record became a minor novelty hit, none of its immediate follow-ups were successful. In 1960, however, he recorded "The Twist," a cover of a 1958 Hank Ballard & the Midnighters B-side; Checker's rendition de-emphasized the original's overtly sexual overtones, focusing instead on the song's happy-go-lucky charms. The single rocketed to number one during the autumn of 1960, remaining on the charts for four months; some time after it dropped off, it slowly returned to prominence, and in late 1961 it hit number one again; the only record ever to enjoy two stays at the top more than a year apart. After "The Twist" first made Checker a superstar, he returned to the top in 1961 with "Do the Pony"; that same year, he also reached the Top Ten with "Let's Twist Again," which assured the dance's passage from novelty to institution.

In addition to 1961's "The Fly," Checker's other Top Ten hits included three 1962 smashes: "Slow Twistin'," "Limbo Rock," and "Popeye the Hitchhiker." He even starred in a pair of feature films, Twist Around the Clock and Don't Knock the Twist. In total, Checker notched 32 chart hits before the bubble burst in 1966; as interest in dance novelties dwindled, he briefly turned to folk music, and became a regular on the nightclub circuit. From the 1970s onward, he was a staple of oldies revival tours; in 1982, more than a decade after his last studio LP, he signed with MCA and issued the disco-inspired The Change Has Come, scoring a pair of minor hits with the singles "Running" and "Harder Than Diamond." In 1988, Checker returned to the Top 40 for the first time in a quarter century when he appeared on the Fat Boys' rap rendition of "The Twist," and he continued touring regularly throughout the decade to follow.

Title: Rums

Artist: Chubby Checker

Genre: Rock, Punk Rock

Title: Blue Jeans

Artist: Chubby Checker

Genre: Rock, Punk Rock

Title: Cherry Pie

Artist: Chubby Checker

Genre: Rock, Punk Rock

Title: Centre Stage

Artist: Chubby Checker

Genre: Rock

Title: Tea Time

Artist: Chubby Checker

Genre: Rock, Punk Rock

Title: All Too Delicate

Artist: Chubby Checker

Genre: Rock

Title: Gray Heron

Artist: Chubby Checker

Genre: Rock, Punk Rock

Title: Watch Out

Artist: Chubby Checker

Genre: Rock, Punk Rock

Title: Gaudy Colours

Artist: Chubby Checker

Genre: Rock

Title: Christmas Magic

Artist: Chubby Checker

Genre: Rock

Title: Collect Seashells

Artist: Chubby Checker

Genre: Rock

Title: Busy As A Bee

Artist: Chubby Checker

Genre: Rock

Title: Unusual Sounds

Artist: Chubby Checker

Genre: Rock

Title: One World

Artist: Chubby Checker

Genre: Rock, Punk Rock

Title: Search For Santa

Artist: Chubby Checker

Genre: Rock

Title: Palm Trees

Artist: Chubby Checker

Genre: Rock, Punk Rock

Title: Quiescent Point

Artist: Chubby Checker

Genre: Pop

Title: One By One

Artist: Chubby Checker

Genre: Rock

Title: Lets Have A Drink

Artist: Chubby Checker

Genre: Rock

Title: Up And Down

Artist: Chubby Checker

Genre: Rock, Punk Rock

Title: Learning

Artist: Chubby Checker

Genre: Rock, Punk Rock

Title: Rare Encounter

Artist: Chubby Checker

Genre: Rock

Title: Mysterious Stories

Artist: Chubby Checker

Genre: Rock

Title: Look Down

Artist: Chubby Checker

Genre: Rock

Title: How To Deal With

Artist: Chubby Checker

Genre: Rock

Title: Golden Moments

Artist: Chubby Checker

Genre: Rock

Title: Love Incorporated

Artist: Chubby Checker

Genre: Rock

Title: Dragon Punch

Artist: Chubby Checker

Genre: Rock, Punk Rock

Title: The Last Lullaby

Artist: Chubby Checker

Genre: Rock

Title: Colorful Fruit

Artist: Chubby Checker

Genre: Rock

Title: As Light As Straw

Artist: Chubby Checker

Genre: Rock

Title: Christmas Love

Artist: Chubby Checker

Genre: Rock

Title: A Winners Look

Artist: Chubby Checker

Genre: Rock

Title: Path To Green

Artist: Chubby Checker

Genre: Rock

Title: A Bouquet Of Hits

Artist: Chubby Checker

Genre: Rock

Title: Clear Vision

Artist: Chubby Checker

Genre: Rock

Title: Pure Luck

Artist: Chubby Checker

Genre: Rock, Punk Rock

Title: The Twist - Single

Artist: Chubby Checker

Genre: Pop

Title: Christmas Things

Artist: Chubby Checker

Genre: Rock

Collections

Title: Oldies But Goodies

Genre: Pop

Title: 60's Party Dances

Genre: Pop

Title: Millennium Pop Hits

Genre: Rock, Pop

Title: Sports Jams

Genre: Rock, Pop

Title: A Love Is Born

Genre: Pop

Title: Love Potion #9

Genre: Rock

Featuring albums

Title: Best of 60's

Artist: Various Artists

Genre: Pop, Pop Rock

Title: Teen Idols

Artist: Various Artists

Genre: Pop

Title: Sports Jams

Artist: Various Artists

Genre: Rock

Title: No.1 Hits

Artist: Various Artists

Genre: Pop

Title: Stompin Party (CD1)

Artist: Stompin Party

Genre: Pop

Title: Don't Say It's Over

Artist: Billy Fury

Genre: Rock

Title: The One I Love

Artist: Allan Jones

Genre: Pop

Title: In the Summer Time

Artist: Various Artists

Genre: Pop

Title: Zou bisou bisou

Artist: Various Artists

Genre: Kids

Title: Baby It's You

Artist: Bobby Rydell

Genre: Rock

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