Chubby Checker

Chubby Checker
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by Chubby Checker

Biography

Ernest Evans, 3 October 1941, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Checker’s musical career began in 1959 while working at a local chicken market. His employer introduced the teenager to songwriter Kal Mann, who penned the singer’s debut single, ‘The Class’. He was given his new name by the wife of the legendary disc jockey Dick Clark as a derivation of Fats Domino. Chubby Checker became one of several artists to enjoy the patronage of Clark’s influential American Bandstand... Read more

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rock and roll
60s
twist
oldies
rock n roll
rock
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