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Nacido Ernest Evans, 3 de octubre de 1941, en la primavera de Gulley, SC, hijo de un agricultor de tabaco; casado con Lodder Rina en 1964,  niños: tres. Direcciones: Gerente - Tony DeLauro, 1650 Broadway, Suite 1011, New York, NY 10019.

Considerado "uno de los símbolos culturales emergentes de los principios de los 60" por Hugh Boulware en el Chicago Tribune, Chubby Checker es prácticamente un sinónimo en la mente de la mayoría de los aficionados a la música dance craze 1960, el Twist. Aunque el ritmo y blues el cantante Hank Ballard había registrado "El Twist" anteriormente, fue comprobado que la versión de la canción que se convirtió en el más popular y difundido lbaile en todo el mundo. "Lo que se inició en los años 60 creó las condiciones para lo que está todavía en marcha", dijo Checker Boulware. "Hemos inventado el baile de separación." Comprobador siguió aprovechar el giro - que calificó a Jon Bowermaster en Newsday como un movimiento similar a "secar el culo con una toalla, mientras que la molienda en un café" - y otras danzas durante la década de 1960 con el seguimiento de visitas como "Limbo Rock", "Pony Time," y "Let's Twist Again".

Comprobador Ernest Evans nació el 3 de octubre de 1941, en Carolina del Sur. Moverse con su familia a Filadelfia, Pensilvania, cuando tenía ocho años, el joven se convirtió en un zapato brillante y ganaba 60 dólares por día en la edad de nueve años. A continuación, se dirigió a la de pollo-desplume empresarial durante un tiempo, mientras que la acumulación de la fama en su barrio por su precisión impresiones de cantantes Fats Domino, Jerry Lee Lewis y Elvis Presley. Realización en el trabajo, en la iglesia, y en las calles por la noche con la armonización de su grupo, el Quantrells, Chubby - como fue apodado por su gordo construcción - fue ofrecido un contrato de grabación por Cameo Records.

Comprobador de los dos primeros individuales de Cameo, "La Clase" y "Danzas de Dinosaurios", no para atraer a mucho en la forma de notificación pública. Ballard como la versión de "Los Twist" comenzó a ganar el favor de los bailarines, Cameo Comprobador han decidido hacer una tapa de registro de la misma. Afortunadamente, Filadelfia, de Cameo, también fue el hogar de Dick Clark televisado a nivel nacional de danza de América Bandstand. Chubby aterrizó una aparición en el popular programa, ganando el apellido "Checker" de la esposa de Clark, que se asemeja a la cantante Fats Domino, y garantizar un amplio público por su pegadiza canción y la danza de rutina. Ed. Ward como ponerlo en su libro Rock de las Edades: Rolling Stone La Historia del Rock and Roll, no pasó mucho tiempo antes de que el artista intérprete o ejecutante "se cobró la ranura de la parte superior de éxitos," a pesar de que "se trata de una casi idéntica copia "de la otra versión del artista," el derecho a la firma Ballard grito de eee-yah ".

Y el toque dance craze no ceder tan rápido como los demás. Cuando los adolescentes el interés de la canción disminuido, los adultos comenzaron a solicitar que en los clubes, quizás porque la danza en sí "es tan simple", en palabras de Ward. Comprobador como creció la popularidad entre los adultos, fue invitado a cantar "Los Twist" en el Ed Sullivan Show "; este Cameo inducido a volver a soltar el único, ya principios de 1962, una vez más subió a la parte superior de los gráficos. Entre sus dos fechas de liberación, "El Twist" fue número uno para un total de 40 semanas.

Banca en la enorme popularidad de la torcedura, Comprobador siguió su éxito sintonía con una sucesión de canciones similares, como "Twistin" EE.UU. "," Let's Twist Again "," Twist It Up, "y" Twistin Lenta ", y tenía seis Arriba Diez éxitos entre 1961 y 1963. Aunque el cantante trató de inspirar tales como la danza crazes la hucklebuck, el caballo, la mosca, la vertiente, y el limbo, como muchos otros actos EE.UU. musicales de la década de 1960, sufrió de los efectos de los grupos británicos de la industria de la música. Sin embargo, sigue disfrutando de Comprobador de éxito como artista de un club. "Tengo un remolque, cuatro músicos, y pulsa el camino", recordó a Boulware. "Me di cuenta de que si yo iba a seguir haciendo de dólares en este negocio, tenía que olvidarse del estrellato y comenzar en la parte inferior."

Comprobador de regreso hizo una grabación en 1982, liberando el álbum El cambio ha sido objeto de la MCA etiqueta, pero los fans parecían más interesados en escuchar lo de más edad el ejercicio de sus canciones en conciertos de la nostalgia de tener que apagar el nuevo material. Al igual que otros actos musicales de su apogeo, se ha beneficiado de Comprobador de un resurgimiento de interés a principios de rock and roll, gira sin descanso más de 300 días al año con su banda los salvajes. Pero la cantante todavía encuentra tiempo para la grabación, él vio una reedición de "The Twist" - llevan a cabo con el grupo de rap Fat Boys - entrar en el Top 20 en 1988.

Comprobador también ha ganado notoriedad entre el público de televisión con sus apariciones en 1990 comerciales para galletas Oreo, que enlaza en su famoso giro de baile con la idea de torcer, aparte de dos capas de tratar. En un esfuerzo para garantizar sus derechos a la utilización de "Los Twist" con fines comerciales, se celebró una conferencia de prensa en enero de 1992 y anunció un pleito $ 17 millones contra los restaurantes de McDonald's de Canadá para el uso de la canción en un anuncio de televisión sin su consentimiento . El cantante todavía tiene ambiciones de otro número uno para golpear y refleja Boulware, "Si nos fijamos en el giro de la parte superior de mi vida ... olvídalo. Hay mucho más Chubby Checker que estoy muriendo solo para decirle al mundo acerca de ".


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Chubby (Ernest Evans) Checker Biography (1941-)



Singer. Born October 3, 1941, in Spring Gulley, South Carolina, the son of a tobacco farmer. His family moved to Philadelphia, and as a young boy, Checker worked various jobs shining shoes, selling ice and assisting in a butcher's shop. Because of his heavy build, he got his nickname, Chubby, while working as a teen at Tony Anastazi's Produce Store. With a natural gift for imitation, he enjoyed impersonating the styles of his musical heroes Fats Domino, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Elvis Presley. He began performing in churches and on the streets with his singing group, The Quantrells, and soon attracted the attention of music executives in Philadelphia.

Checker signed with Cameo-Parkway Records in 1959. His first two singles, "The Class" and "Dancing Dinosaur" were minor hits. Cameo encouraged him to make his own version of "The Twist," a song originally written and performed by Hank Ballard, which was already having modest success on the charts. But it was Checker's version and his accompanying dance routine that gave the song new life. He was dubbed "The King of the Twist." In fact, it was Dick Clark's wife who came up with the name Checker, a reference to the similarity between the portly singer and Fats Domino.

As a dance movement, the Twist revolutionized popular culture by giving couples the freedom to break apart on the dance floor. An appearance on Dick Clark's American Bandstand launched Checker's version of "The Twist" to the No. 1 billboard spot in August 1961, where it remained on the charts for 18 straight weeks. In November of that year, it reentered the charts again for a record-breaking 21 weeks. With this formidable achievement, "The Twist" became the first and only 45 single to ever appear in the No. 1 spot in two different years.

Although Checker recorded many more songs in the following years, none ever matched the success of "The Twist." He continued to capitalize on the twist theme with similarly titled songs, such as "Twistin' U.S.A." and "Twist it Up" in the early 1960s, and even "Let's Twist Again" in 1999. He also starred in two films featuring the twist sensation, Twist Around the Clock (1961) and Don't Knock the Twist (1962).

Prominent advertisers have also borrowed the twist concept. In the early 1990s, for instance, Nabisco featured Checker twisting the Oreo cookie, resulting in one of the company's most successful promotions ever.

He married Rina Lodder in 1964, and the couple has three children.

Born Ernest Evans, October 3, 1941, in Spring Gulley, SC; son of a tobacco farmer; married Rina Lodder in 1964; children: three. Addresses: Manager-- Tony DeLauro, 1650 Broadway, Suite 1011, New York, NY 10019.

Deemed "one of the pop-cultural symbols of the early '60s" by Hugh Boulware in the Chicago Tribune, Chubby Checker is practically synonymous in the minds of most music buffs with the 1960s dance craze, the Twist. Though rhythm and blues singer Hank Ballard had recorded "The Twist" earlier, it was Checker's version of the song that became the most popular and spread the dance throughout the world. "What we started in the '60s set the stage for what is still going on," Checker told Boulware. "We invented dancing apart." Checker continued to capitalize on the twist--which he described to Jon Bowermaster in Newsday as a movement akin to "drying your butt with a towel while grinding out a cigarette"--and other dances during the early 1960s with such follow-up hits as "Limbo Rock," "Pony Time," and "Let's Twist Again."

Checker was born Ernest Evans on October 3, 1941, in South Carolina. Moving with his family to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, when he was eight years old, the youngster became a shoe shiner and was earning $60 a day at the age of nine. He then turned to the chicken-plucking business for a time while amassing fame in his neighborhood for his accurate impressions of singers Fats Domino, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Elvis Presley. Performing at work, in church, and on the streets by night with his harmonizing group, the Quantrells, Chubby--as he was nicknamed because of his portly build--was eventually offered a recording contract by Cameo Records.

Checker's first two singles for Cameo, "The Class" and "Dancing Dinosaur," failed to attract much in the way of public notice. As Ballard's version of "The Twist" began to gain favor with dancers, Cameo decided to have Checker make a cover recording of it. Fortunately, Philadelphia, Cameo's locale, was also home to Dick Clark's nationally televised dance show American Bandstand. Chubby landed an appearance on the popular program, earning the surname "Checker" from Clark's wife, who likened the singer to Fats Domino, and ensuring a wide audience for his catchy song and dance routine. As Ed Ward put it in his book Rock of Ages: The Rolling Stone History of Rock and Roll, it wasn't long before the performer "claimed the top slot on the pop charts," despite the fact that "it was a nearly identical copy" of the other artist's version, "right down to Ballard's signature cry of eee-yah. "

And the twist dance craze didn't let up as fast as others. When teenagers' interest in the song abated, adults began to request it in clubs, perhaps because the dance itself "was so simple," in Ward's words. As Checker's popularity grew among adults, he was invited to sing "The Twist" on The Ed Sullivan Show; this induced Cameo to re-release the single, and at the beginning of 1962, it once again climbed to the top of the charts. Between its two release dates, "The Twist" was Number One for a total of 40 weeks.

Banking on the huge popularity of the twist, Checker followed his hit tune with a succession of similar songs, including "Twistin' USA," "Let's Twist Again," "Twist It Up," and "Slow Twistin," and had six Top Ten hits between 1961 and 1963. Though the singer tried to inspire such dance crazes as the hucklebuck, the pony, the fly, the slop, and the limbo, like many other U.S. musical acts of the 1960s, he suffered from the impact of British groups on the music industry. Nevertheless, Checker enjoyed continued success as a club performer. "I got a trailer, four musicians, and hit the road," he recalled to Boulware. "I realized that if I was going to continue to make bucks in this business, I had to forget about the stardom and start at the bottom."

Checker made a recording comeback in 1982, releasing the album The Change Has Come under the MCA label, but fans seemed more interested in hearing him perform his older songs at nostalgia concerts than having him put out new material. Like other musical acts of his heyday, Checker has profited from a revival of interest in early rock and roll, tirelessly touring over 300 days a year with his band the Wildcats. But the singer still finds time for recording; he saw a re-release of "The Twist"--performed with the rap group Fat Boys--break into the Top 20 in 1988.

Checker has also earned visibility among television audiences with his 1990 appearances in commercials for Oreo cookies, in which he links his famous twist dance with the idea of twisting apart the two-layered treat. In an effort to secure his rights to the use of "The Twist" for commercial purposes, he held a press conference in January of 1992 and announced a $17 million lawsuit against McDonald's Restaurants of Canada for using the song in a television advertisement without his consent. The singer still holds ambitions for another Number One hit and reflected to Boulware,"If you look at the twist as the top of my life ... forget about it. There's so much more Chubby Checker that I'm just dying to tell the world about."

by Elizabeth Wenning

Videos

Chubby Checker-The twist- (1960)

Chubby Checker - Running

Chubby Checker - Let's Twist again 1992

Chubby Checker - Twist Medley

 

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