Retrieved December 26, from Encyclopedia. Eartle Evans,  and two brothers. He then turned to the chicken-plucking business for a time while amassing fame in his neighborhood for his accurate impressions of singers Fats DominoJerry Lee Lewisand Elvis Presley. You keep your nose to the grindstone, be honest about your business and your fans will wake up. Chubby Checker in In September"The Twist" topped Billboard ' s list of the most popular singles to have appeared in the Hot since its debut inan honor it maintained for an August update of the list. A rap version of "The Twist" recorded by Checker and the rap group the Fat Boys returned Checker to the charts when it reached number sixteen on the pop charts in
That recording rose to the Number Two chart position in Great Britain.
By Checker had his last Top Forty hit for more than twenty years with yet another dance song, "Let's Do the Freddie" named after Freddie Garrity, the zany lead singer of the English band Freddie and the Dreamers. His name, "Chubby Checker", is a play on the name of another famous singer of his era, Fats Domino. Chubby, as his name suggests is a chubby person, with pulped cheeks and large arms as well as legs. Inhe appeared as himself performing alongside the Purple People Eater in the fantasy film of the same name. His employer introduced the teenager to songwriter Kal Mann, who penned the singer's debut single, "The Class". InChubby Checker's "The Twist" was named the biggest chart hit of all time by Billboard magazine.