Chubby Checker. Lapotac Blvd. Chubby Checker with Frankie Avalon. Ahhh Chubby Checker! Now he is one never to miss! The Twist, a twice chart topping hit has become not only a member if the Library of Congress but is synonymous with everything that is right in the world! The crowd goes berserk for the twist.
Ernest Evans was born in Spring Gulley, South Carolina, but grew up in South Philadelphia, where he lived with his parents and two brothers. When he was a small boy, his mother took him to see Sugar Child Robinson, a child piano prodigy and also the famous country singer Ernest Tubb. Young Evans was so impressed, that he vowed to someday enter show business and took his first step toward that goal by forming a street corner harmony group when he was only 11 years old.