Chubby Checker

Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Show Time 8:00pm

The late Dick Clark once said, "The three most important things that ever happened in the music industry are Elvis Presley, the Beatles and Chubby Checker." Chubby Checker’s 1960 hit "The Twist" is among the most popular singles ever to hit Billboard’s Hot 100 chart. It hit helped popularize The Twist dance with his No. 1 hit, which re-charted to hit No. 1 again in 1961. In 2008, it topped Billboard's list of the most popular singles to have appeared in the Hot 100 since its debut in 1958. In all, he had 16 Top 30 hits on various charts, including the hip-hip remake of “The Twist” as "The Twist (Yo, Twist!)" with the Fat Boys in 1988. In 2008, he had a No. 1 Dance Chart hit with "Knock Down the Walls." Checker is the only recording artist to place five albums in the Top 12 all at once.