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Chubby Checker and "The Twist"
Ernest Evans, known famously as Chubby Checker, was an American singer who signed with Cameo-Parkway Records in 1959. Releasing two singles in the early years of his career, The Class and Dancing Dinosaur, he gained very minor popularity and decided to create a cover of Hank Ballard’s The Twist. The original song was already experiencing success on the charts, but Chubby Checker’s “twist” on the song had incredible success in the early 1960s. The song and dance began its fame in 1960, making it iconic of the start of a new decade. You can read even more fascinating events from 1960 by reading our 1960 timeline.
The ‘Twist’ Dance
It wasn’t just the song itself that brought popularity to the song and the infamous “twist” dance. Chubby Checker appeared on Dick Clark’s American Bandstand on August 6, 1960 to perform his cover version of The Twist, as well as his “twist” dance movement. The song and his performance began a worldwide dance craze, making the dance movement iconic of the early 1960s.
The twist transformed popular culture as couples were able to move away from each other on the dance floor, rather than dance in close proximity like the popular dances that came before it. For women, the dance meant they were no longer being led by their male partner, making it part of a kind of social revolution. The dance was especially popular due to how simple it was to learn – dancers would swivel their hips from side to side, with their arms moving in opposite directions, while standing with their knees bent and twisting their feet.
Teenagers immediately performed the lively twist as a refreshing and fun dance, and the dance suddenly made it more common for dancers to use their hips while dancing, giving them more freedom. Even more, it also became popular among First Lady Jackie Kennedy who would sometimes hold “Twist parties” at the White House.
Chubby Checker in 1964
Image: Wikimedia Commons
Chubby Checker’s appearance on the show meant The Twist topped the Billboard charts in September 1960, and again in January 1962. The single became the first and only 45 single to reach number 1 in two different years. Checker performed the hit non-stop throughout the early 1960s, and even released follow-up songs like Let’s Twist Again, which was almost as big of a hit as his version of The Twist. You can read about Checker’s infamy in this period with an original 1960 newspaper from our archive.
While gaining immense popularity, the dance was quite controversial at the time. Many adults believed the dance was “too sexy” and not a proper dance, since it was very different to the traditional partner dances that had come before it. It was even warned to be potentially dangerous to adults over the age of 40, since the twisting movements could cause injuries. Even celebrities had contrasting views on the twist, but nevertheless, it found its way into popular culture and remains to be a classic feature of early 1960s entertainment.
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Chubby Checker Bio, The Twist, Songs, Age, Net Worth, Death and Today
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Biography and wiki Chubby Checker
Chubby Checker (born Ernest Evans) is a famous American rock and roll singer and dancer. He is best known for popularizing numerous dance styles such as the twist dance style.
The dance style was accompanied by his hit Hank Ballard cover in 1960, The Midnighters hit "The twist" along with the hit "Pony Time". "The Twist" reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in September 2008.
The track debuted in 1958 and held that position until August 2013 when the list was updated. Chubby also introduced the song 'Limbo Rock' to its signature limbo dance and several dance styles including 'The Fly'.
Chubby Checker, age and birthday
Chubby for 2019 is 78 years old, he was born on October 3, 1941 in Spring Gully, South Carolina, USA. He celebrates his birthday every year on October 3rd.Chubby Checker Picture of
Chubby Checker Height and Weight
Cough looks very tall in the photos. He stands at a height of 6 feet. However, details regarding other body measurements are currently not publicly available. We are keeping records and will update this information as soon as it becomes available.
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Chubby test wife
Chubby is married to Katharina Lodders, a Dutch model and Miss World 1962. Katharina is from Haarlem, the Netherlands. The couple met in Manila on January 1962 years old, and on December 12, 1963, he proposed to her.
Chubby dedicated and sang the song "Loddy Lo" to her. They eventually tied the knot on April 12, 1964, in Pennsauken, New Jersey, at a Lutheran church. The couple were blessed with four children; Misty Bass, Shan Egan, Bianca Evans and Ilka Evans.
Chubby Checker Measurements and Facts
Here are some interesting facts and body measurements you should know about him;
- Full name : Ernest Evans
- The name of the profession : Chubby Checker
- Age : 28 years old (2019)
- Date of birth: October 3, 1941
- Gully, South Carolina, USA
- Education : South Philadelphia High School, Settlement Music School
- Birthday : October 3
- Nationality : American
- Name of Father : Raymond Evans
- Mother : Ertl Evans
- Brothers and sisters : Tracy Evans
- : Katarina Lodders
- Height : 6 feet
- Weight : Moderate
- Profession : Singer and dancer908005 Famous0188 : Twist
- Net Worth : $4 Million
Plump Checker Twist
Chubby performed his version of "The Twist" in July 1960 when he was 18 years old. He premiered the song in Wildwood, New Jersey at a club known as the Rainbow Club.
Checker's performance was elegant as it resulted in it being the only single to top the Billboard Hot 100 twice, twice on two different charts. The previous chat was done by Bing Crosby White Christmas.
Below are some of his texts;
Come on baby
Let's make a turn
Come on baby
Let's make a turn
Grab my handle
And go like it's E-yah twist
Baby, baby, twist
Oh yeah, like that
Come on, little miss, and make a turn My dad is sleeping
And mom is not around
Yes, dad is just sleeping
And mom is not around
We will be twisty, twisty, twisty
'Til we tear down the house, come on and twist
Yes, baby, twist
Oh yes, that's it
Come on, little miss, and make a turn
Chubby Checker Let's twist again
Checker made a continuation of the track of the single and called the song "Lets Twist Again". He released the song on June 19, 1961, which was written by Cal Mann and Dave Appell.
The single hit number 8 on the Billboard pop chart in 1961 and number 2 in the UK in February 1962. The song was also recognized as the best and received a Grammy award 1962 years for Best Rock 'n' Roll Solo Vocal Performance.
Below are some of the lyrics to 'Let's Twist Again';
Come on, everybody clap your hands
Oh you look good
I'll sing my song and you won't be long in coming
We're going to make a turn and it'll be like this Let's turn again like we did last summer
Yes let's twirl again like last year
Do you remember when things were really buzzing?
Yes, let's turn again, the time to turn is already here, around, and up and down, we're going again
Oh baby, let me know that you love me so, and then
Turn again, like we did last summer
Let's twist again like we did last year
Pony Time Pony Checkers
Pony Time is Chubby's single, which he did a cover that became successful. It became his second peak single after the twist song.
His recording of Pony Time also reached number one on the R&B charts. He popularized the new "Pony" dance style, which looked like the dancer was riding a horse.
The song starts like this; "It's time for a pony, get up, Boogety, Boogety, Boogety, Boogety Shoo." The following is his video;
Hucklebuck is one of the singles that Checker performed as a cover track. He recorded the song in October 1960 and reached number 14 on the US pop chart.
Below are some of Hackleback's texts and videos;
Now here's the dance you should know
Oh baby when the lights go out
I said grab your baby then go do a motherfucker (yeah)
Do a motherfucker (yeah)
If you don't know how to do it
Man you're out of luck
Push the baby out ( yes)
And then you bend it (yes)
Start wiggling your sacrum a little
Sway like a snake, waddle like a duck
That's what you do when you do Hucklebuck, OH Hucklebuck Video
Chubby Checker Today
Chubby performed 'Changes' on NBC. Today Show, July 5, 2013. "Changes" is his new single which was released on February 25, 2013 via iTunes media. 'Changes' was produced by hill and hifi and peaked at number 43 on the Mediabase Top 100 AC and number 41 on the Gospel Chart.
Chubby checker death
Chubby songwriter Dave Appell has died at the age of 92. He wrote the singles 'Lets Twist Again' and also 'Limbo Rock'. Dave's family has confirmed his death, but the cause of his death is unknown.
Chubby Checker Songs
- (dance) Razrei around
- Ann Rosie
- Cu Ma la BE - remain
- Dance a mess around
- ,0005 will be fine
- 9000 9000 9000 9000 9000 9000 9000 9000 9000 9000 9000 9000 9000 9000 9000 9000 9000 9000 9000 9000 9000 ok love
- Gotta Get Together
- Hey Bobba Needle
- Hooka Tooka
- Jingle Bell Rock
- Let's Rock Again
- Limbo Rock
- Oh Suzanne
- Pony Time
- Slow Spin
- Twist It Up
- What do you say!
- Whole Lotta Shakin 'Goin' On
Plump Checker Net Worth
Checker has a long career in the music industry spanning nearly six decades. Thanks to the income from his work as a singer and dancer, he was able to amass a huge fortune. His fortune is estimated at about $4 million.
Frequently Asked Questions about Chubby Checker
Who is Chubby Checker?
Chubby is a famous American rock and roll singer and dancer. He is best known for popularizing numerous dance styles such as the twist dance style.
How old is Chubby Checker?
Chubby for 2019 is 78 years old, he was born on October 3, 1941 in Spring Gully, South Carolina, USA.
How tall is Chubby Checker?
He stands at a height of 6 feet.
Is Chubby Checker married?
Yes, he is married to Katharina Lodders, a Dutch model and Miss World 1962. They tied the knot on April 12, 1964 in Pennsauken, New Jersey, at a Lutheran church temple. The couple were blessed with four children; Misty Bass, Shan Egan, Bianca Evans and Ilka Evans.
How much does Chubby Checker cost?
His fortune is about 4 million dollars.