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Chubby Checker

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Posted on April 14th, 2012 at 5:34 am

Records are made to be broken, but the great Chubby Checker set a few that may stick around forever. And that's a good thing.

He's the only recording artist in history to put five albums in the top 12 -- at the same time. His biggest hit changed pop culture forever.

Born Ernie Evans, he grew up in the projects and went from working in a poultry store straight to the recording studio.

Where did the name Chubby Checker come from? He reveals how it was inspired by an impression he just happened to be doing when Dick Clark walked into the studio one day.

Chubby tells us what it was like to have his song, "The Twist," named the top song of the past 50 years (1958-2008) and he reflects on its impact on pop culture.

And the man who recently turned 70 tells us what life looks like through a 70-year-old's eyes, and why he continues to tour so much. 

Click here to visit Chubby's website and find out where you can catch his next show.

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chubby checker - the twist - fats domino - limbo - dick clark - elvis presley - 1950s - music - billboard



Entertainment - Music, GB Exclusives, GB Topics, Entertainment, GB Exclusives - GB Radio Show, GB Topics - Big Names, GB Topics - Breaking Barriers, GB Topics - Longevity


elvis presley - limbo - the twist - dick clark - 1950s - chubby checker - fats domino - billboard - music

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