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March Madness

Chubby CheckerCHUBBY CHECKER

& THE WILDCATS

March 17, 2012

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of "The Twist” with the one and only Chubby  Checker! Hear Chubby & The Wildcats perform decades of high-energy, unforgettable songs and dance hits from the '60s-era classics like "The Twist," “Pony Time,” and “The Fly” to his rock 'n roll showstoppers of the '80s and '90s.

What keeps this artist going? According to Chubby, "It's the fans. The energy I get from singing and dancing with all these people over the years is unlike anything else I experience. I never want it to end."

 

Chubby Checker

Chubby Checker"The Twist" was not only the #1 song but it introduced the concept of "dancing apart to the beat". Over the next few years, endless songs incorporating "The Twist" into its name sprang up such as "Peppermint Twist", "Twist and Shout" and "Twistin' the Night Away". In addition, each new song brought a new dance involving "dancing apart to the beat" such as "The Jerk", "The Hully Gully", "The Boogaloo" and "The Shake". At the forefront was Chubby with "The Fly", "The Pony" and "The Hucklebuck".

The next few years were prolific for Chubby as hit followed hit. In 1961, Chubby recorded "Pony Time" written by Don Covay and John Berry. It went to #1 and stayed on the charts for 16 weeks. In between recording and touring, Chubby took time to add feature films to his portfolio with the releases of "Don't Knock The Twist" and "Twist Around The Clock".

In the fall of 1961, record industry history was made when Checker's original hit record, "The Twist", re-entered the charts and by January of 1962, it was back in the #1 position. No other record before or since has accomplished that feat. Combining its 1960 run with its 1961/62 return, "The Twist" spent an amazing nine month total on the U. S. best seller charts.

The 80s and 90s were dominated by non-stop touring. Chubby continued to hit the charts and prove his versatility.  In 2007, Chubby returned to the charts yet again with "Knock Down The Walls", Billboards #1 dance track. This song introduced Chubby to a whole new audience with its powerful straight ahead rock tempo and captured Chubby's continuous musical evolution.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio rewarded Chubby in July of 2008 with a special award presentation. An honored Chubby thrilled a fervent crowd by performing his hits, new and old, to the delight of everyone.

Chubby Checker Facts

Chubby Checker - the only artist to have 5 albums in the Top 12 all at once.

Chubby Checker First Platinum - "Let's Twist Again".

Chubby Checker - the only artist to have a song to be #1 twice - "The Twist".

Chubby Checker - the only artist to have 9 Double-Sided Hits.

Chubby Checker - changed the way we dance to the beat 24/7 since 1959.

 
 
 
     
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