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Checker, Chubby, 1941-

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Personal name headingChecker, Chubby, 1941-
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Variant(s)Chubby Checker, 1941-
Evans, Ernest, 1941-
Associated countryUnited States
Birth date1941-10-03
Place of birthSpring Gulley (S. C.)
AffiliationSettlement Music School
South Philadelphia High School (Philadelphia, Pa.) Dick Clark's American Bandstand (Television show)
Profession or occupationEntertainers Singers
Found inHis New revelation [SR] p1982: labels (Chubby Checker)
Bronaugh, R.B. Celebrity birthday book, c1981: p. 38 (Checker, Chubby; singer; b. Ernest Evans 10/3/1941)
African American National Biography, accessed January 17, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Checker, Chubby; Ernest Evans; singer, performer; born 03 October 1941 in Spring Gulley, South Carolina, United States. He attended Settlement Music School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1950) and later attended South Philadelphia High School. The song on which he built his career, The Twist, was written by Hank Ballard (1959), which he preformed on Dick Clark's American Bandstand (1960); The Twist went to number one in the Billboard music charts (1960). The Twist is the only song in rock music history to be a number one hit twice; this made Chubby Checker and The Twist into a cultural phenomenon. He received a Grammy for Let's Twist Again, (1962))
Associated languageeng