Chubby Checker is one of the most famous r&b singers of the late 50's and early 60's, though his career has steadily continued to the present. He is most known for his rendition of the song, "The Twist", by Hank Ballard. This song alone solidified the artist as a staple of the 60's pop music scene and as one of the artists most closely associated with the dance trend from the early 60's, The Twist. Though he has often been criticized as an disingenuous, or derivative, singer, he has maintained his fame and popularity throughout the years, and has aged far better than many of his contemporaries.
Born Ernest Evans, in 1941, in Spring Gulley, South Carolina,... Read More