Sunday, October 03, 2010

"Let's Twist Again" by Chubby Checker

Born Ernest Evans on this day in 1941, Chubby Checker did yeoman service trying to teach white people to dance... Yet in many ways, he was a victim of his success; his smash hit The Twist - itself a cover version of the song originated by Hank Ballard - and its follow-up obscured the breadth of his talent.

At one time Chubby Checker even had five albums - not songs, albums! - in the Top 12 at once, a feat which has never been surpassed!
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