Born in Philadelphia in 1941, Ernest Evans would later become Chubby Checker and make Rock and Roll history. With the help of Dick Clark and a record deal with Cameo-Parkway, Chubby Checker began his professional career. After recording four songs on Cameo-Parkway that barely dented the top forty, a “twist” of fate had Chubby singing “The Twist” for American Bandstand as a stand-in act for a no-show. “The Twist” hit the pop charts in the summer of 1960 and went to number one.
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Following the huge success of “The Twist,” Chubby Checker recorded several other top ten hits including “Pony Time,” “Let’s Twist Again,” and “The Fly.”
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