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Allen Klein
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Hank Ballard
(Music)
The Animals
(Music)
Mickie Most
(Movies & TV)
Miss World
(Civil society)
Daytona 500
(Auto racing)
 

See also

Chubby Checker

Knowledge Identifier: +Chubby_Checker

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Chubby Checker

American singer-songwriter add

Category: Music

Born in 1941.

Countries: United States (43%), United Kingdom (14%), New Jersey (14%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Billboard Hot 100, Allen Klein, Hank Ballard

Linked to: Billboard, The Beatles, The Coasters, Settlement Music School

 

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Chubby Checker was born in 1941 add something


1950

One of his classmates and friends at South Philadelphia High School was Fabiano Forte, who would become a popular performer of the late 1950s and early 1960s as Fabian add something


1958

Billboard looked at all singles that made the charts between 1958 and 2008 add something


1960

He is widely known for popularizing the twist dance style, with his 1960 hit cover of Hank Ballard's R&B hit "The Twist" add something

 

He spent much of the rest of the 1960s touring and recording in Europe add something

 

His material during his 1960s heyday was recorded for Cameo-Parkway Records and along with the label's other material, became unavailable after the early 1970s because of the company's internal legal disputes add something

 

Checker introduced his version of "The Twist" at the age of 18 in July 1960 in Wildwood, New Jersey at the Rainbow Club, "The Twist" went on to become the only single to top the Billboard Hot 100 twice, in two separate chart runs add something

 

Klaus Nomi - His songs were equally unusual, ranging from synthesizer-laden interpretations of classical music opera to covers of 1960s pop standards like Chubby Checker's "The Twist" and Lou Christie's "Lightnin' Strikes"


 

Checker's follow-up "twist" single, "Let's Twist Again", won the 1961 Grammy award for Best Rock and Roll Solo Vocal Performance add something


1964

In 1964, he married the Dutch model Catharina Lodders, who was Miss World in 1962 add something

 

Allen Klein - They had run out of hits by 1964, but struggled on until 1967, when Klein bought them, together with rights to music by The Animals, Herman's Hermits, Bobby Rydell, - and the Mysterians, Chubby Checker and recordings produced by Mickie Most


1965

Checker continued to have Top 40 singles until 1965, but changes in public taste ended his hit-making career add something


1970

The 1970s saw him become a staple on the oldies circuit, including a temporary stint as a disco artist add something


1987

In 1987, he recorded a new version of "The Twist" with rap trio The Fat Boys add something


1989

Chubby appears as himself in the 1989 Quantum Leap episode entitled "Good Morning, Peoria" where he walks into a radio station in 1959 hoping to have his demo record played on the air add something


1990

Checker sang the song in a commercial for Oreo cookies in the early 1990s add something


2001

In 2001 he again guest-starred as himself singing "The Twist" in season 4 of "Ally McBeal" add something


2002

In 2002, Chubby Checker protested to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame that his hit "The Twist" was not receiving sufficient airplay, claiming that "Peppermint Twist receives more airplay" add something


2008

In 2008 Chubby Checker's "The Twist" was named the biggest chart hit of all time by Billboard magazine add something

 

In 2008, he performed "The Twist" in venues ranging from the Daytona 500 to "The Opie and Anthony Show" add something

 

In September 2008 "The Twist" topped Billboard's list of the most popular singles to have appeared in the Hot 100 since its debut in 1958 add something


2012

The application, before being pulled in September 2012, was used to unscientifically estimate penis size from shoe size add something


2013

In 2013 Checker sued HP over a WebOS application with the same name add something

 

On February 25, 2013, Checker released a new single, the inspirational ballad "Changes," via iTunes; it was posted on YouTube on April 28, 2013, and by mid-July had amassed over 26,000 views add something

 

He performed it on July 5, 2013, on a Morning Concert on NBC's Today show add something

 

Checker received the prestigious Sandy Hosey Lifetime Achievement award on November 9, 2013 from the Artists Music Guild add something


2019

On June 25, 2019, "The New York Times Magazine" listed Chubby Checker among hundreds of artists whose material was reportedly destroyed in the 2008 Universal fire add something