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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: Where Santa Lives

Artist: Chubby Checker

Genre: Rock

Title: At High Altitude

Artist: Chubby Checker

Genre: Rock

Title: Dream Dancers

Artist: Chubby Checker

Genre: Rock

Title: Expensive Bling

Artist: Chubby Checker

Genre: Rock

Title: Hunt's-Up

Artist: Chubby Checker

Genre: Rock, Punk Rock

Title: Coffee Shop

Artist: Chubby Checker

Genre: Rock

Title: In The Middle

Artist: Chubby Checker

Genre: Rock

Title: Blues For You

Artist: Chubby Checker

Genre: Rock

Title: Sight And Sound

Artist: Chubby Checker

Genre: Rock

Title: Zappy Juice

Artist: Chubby Checker

Genre: Jazz

Title: Put Out To Sea

Artist: Chubby Checker

Genre: Rock

Title: Sheer Off

Artist: Chubby Checker

Genre: Rock

Title: All The Hits V. 1

Artist: Chubby Checker

Genre: Rock

Title: Sing For President

Artist: Chubby Checker

Genre: Rock

Title: Around The World

Artist: Chubby Checker

Genre: Rock

Title: Easter Bells

Artist: Chubby Checker

Genre: Rock, Punk Rock

Title: Hit It

Artist: Chubby Checker

Genre: Rock

Title: Build Bridges

Artist: Chubby Checker

Genre: Rock

Title: Crazy Lady

Artist: Chubby Checker

Genre: Rock

Title: Music Menu

Artist: Chubby Checker

Genre: Hip Hop/R&B

Title: Enjoy Your Time

Artist: Chubby Checker

Genre: Rock

Title: Conversation With

Artist: Chubby Checker

Genre: Rock

Title: Dressy

Artist: Chubby Checker

Genre: Rock

Title: Hits Of '64

Artist: Chubby Checker

Genre: Rock, Pop

Title: All The Bars

Artist: Chubby Checker

Genre: Rock

Title: Wallflower

Artist: Chubby Checker

Genre: Rock, Punk Rock

Title: Fallen

Artist: Chubby Checker

Genre: Hip Hop/R&B

Title: Nightingale

Artist: Chubby Checker

Genre: Jazz

Title: Sunflower

Artist: Chubby Checker

Genre: Rock, Punk Rock

Title: Ice Skating

Artist: Chubby Checker

Genre: Hip Hop/R&B

Title: Dinner

Artist: Chubby Checker

Genre: Rock, Punk 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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