CHUBBY CHECKER AUTOGRAPHED PHOTO


Chubby Checker was born Ernest Evans on October 3, 1941. Checker is an American singer-songwriter best known for popularizing the The Twist with his 1960 hit cover of Hank Ballard’s R&B hit “The Twist”. In September 2008, “The Twist” topped Billboard’s list of the most popular singles to have appeared in the Hot 100 since its debut in 1958. His material during his 1960s heyday was recorded for Cameo-Parkway Records and along with the label’s other material, became unavailable after the early 1970s because of the company’s internal legal disputes. For decades, almost all compilations of Checker’s hits consisted of re-recordings. A dance-floor cover version of The Beatles’ “Back in the USSR” was released in 1969 on Buddah Records, but only charted at #82. It was Checker’s last chart appearance until 1982. He also recorded a psychedelic album in the early ’70s that was initially only released in Europe. Originally the album was named “Chequered!”, but renamed “New Revelation” in later releases. To this day, Checker dislikes to talk about the album. Despite his mixed feelings towards his biggest hit single, Checker has always been able to capitalize on its enduring popularity. In 1987, he recorded a new version of “The Twist” with rap trio The Fat Boys. The lyrics to this new version implied he was pleased with his association with it. Checker also sang the song in a commercial for Oreo cookies in the early 1990s. In 2008, he performed “The Twist” in venues ranging from the Daytona 500 to The Opie and Anthony Show. In 2008 Chubby Checker’s “The Twist” was named the biggest chart hit of all time by Billboard magazine. Billboard looked at all singles that made the charts between 1958 and 2008. Checker had a #1 single on Billboard’s dance chart in July 2008 with “Knock Down the Walls”. He also owns his own restaurant and continues to perform on a regular basis. Original Chubby Checker Autograph, signed on a 8 x 10 inch Black & White Photograph. Written: Chubby Checker 96. Regular Price – $ 299.99 / Sale Price – $ 98.00.

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