Chubby Checker

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What can you say about the King of the Twist???
Chubby has kept everybody twistin' for well
over 40 years now. Chubby Checker ROCKS!!!!
An American icon!

Posted by Randy Russi on Friday, 11.3.06 @ 06:49am


Chubby should be in. He had LOTS of hits besides The Twist. The "dance craze" record was a huge part of rock and roll in the pre-Beatles era. Just scan through the Top 40 charts of those years and you will see just how ubiquitous songs that touted the latest dance craze were in that era: "Mashed Potato Time", "Come On and Swim", "The Jerk", "Hully Gully", "Tighten Up", "The Monkey Time", "The Horse" and literally dozens more. Chubby Checker was the undisputed king of this now sadly overlooked and forgotten genre, and as such he deserves a place in the Hall.

Posted by ezwriter on Thursday, 10.4.07 @ 20:29pm


What an oversight!!! The king of the twist sure as hell belongs in-and probably much more so than alot of the 70's artists who have been getting in lately like Leonard Cohen. Talk about an innovator of rock & early 60's dance music! Twist clubs and lounges sprang up everywhere as a result of his hit-and don't forget all the others that he had-Pony Time, Limbo Rock, Let's Twist Again, The Hucklebuck, Popeye, The Fly, etc. 32 top 100 songs from 1959 to 1966!

Posted by greg on Saturday, 01.5.08 @ 12:46pm


As a musician who has been in Chubby's band on and off since 1979, I can tell you first hand that Chubby is a horrible human being who treats his musicians quite poorly. He has absolutely NO loyalty to anyone and cannot be trusted.
Chubby did not write ANY of his hits and didn't even invent the dance known as the Twist.
He was originally nothing more than a novelty act.
If it weren't for Dick Clark's perseverence,
Chubby would still be plucking chickens in Philadelphia.
Chubby should in NO way be considered a R&R singer. He is an opportunist who couldn't care less about R&R, as is evident in his shameless attempt to lob onto any music craze that comes along, from Punk to Rap.
Chubby makes his musicians drive his tour bus (illegally) because he is too cheap to hire a professional driver.
Chubby is arrogant and selfish and minimally talented at best. He should NEVER be inducted into ANY hall of fame.

Posted by Aaron West on Saturday, 01.5.08 @ 14:05pm


The Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart

Chubby Checker

01. 1961 # 110 It's Pony Time
02. 1962 # 23 All the Hits (For Your Dancin' Party)
03. 1962 # 7 Bobby Rydell/Chubby Checker
04. 1962 # 29 Don't Knock The Twist
05. 1962 # 117 Down To Earth
06. 1962 # 17 For Teen Twisters Only
07. 1962 # 8 For Twisters Only
08. 1962 # 11 Let's Twist Again
09. 1962 # 3 Twist With Chubby Checker
10. 1962 # 54 Twistin' Round The World
11. 1962 # 2 Your Twist Party
12. 1963 # 90 Beach Party
13. 1963 # 104 Chubby Checker In Person
14. 1963 # 27 Chubby Checker's Biggest Hits
15. 1963 # 87 Let's Limbo Some More
16. 1963 # 11 Limbo Party
17. 1973 # 152 Chubby Checker's Greatest Hits
18. 1982 # 186 The Change Has Come

The Billboard Top 100 Singles Chart

Chubby Checker

01. 1959 # 38 The Class
02. 1960 # 14 The Hucklebuck
03. 1960 # 1 The Twist
04. 1961 # 24 Dance The Mess Around
05. 1961 # 8 Let's Twist Again
06. 1961 # 1 Pony Time
07. 1961 # 68 Twistin' U.S.A
08. 1961 # 7 The Fly
09. 1962 # 12 Dancin' Party
10. 1962 # 2 Limbo Rock
11. 1962 # 10 Popeye (The Hitchhiker)
12. 1962 # 3 Slow Twistin'
13. 1962 # 1 The Twist
14. 1963 # 12 Birdland
15. 1963 # 20 Let's Limbo Some More
16. 1963 # 12 Loddy Lo
17. 1963 # 55 Surf Party
18. 1963 # 15 Twenty Miles
19. 1963 # 25 Twist It Up
20. 1964 # 23 Hey, Bobba Needle
21. 1965 # 40 Let's Do The Freddie
22. 1988 # 16 The Twist (Yo, Twist!) with The Fat Boys







Posted by Roy on Saturday, 03.8.08 @ 16:12pm


Point taken, Roy. If you look at the list of songs, though, it's variations of the same theme. He didn't really evolve and do other things...he didn't surprise anybody...and dance songs or songs about dancing had been done before.

Posted by Terry on Saturday, 03.8.08 @ 16:23pm


The negative character traits mentioned in one of the posts, if true, are really not good reasons to keep someone out of the hall. I suspect others in the hall have similar issues. Chubby is synonomous with the biggest dance craze in the rock era and I am going to work to try to get him in!

Posted by Rick Derer on Saturday, 04.19.08 @ 16:03pm


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Posted by Meadowman on Saturday, 05.17.08 @ 19:59pm


The Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart

Chubby Checker

01. 1961 # 110 It's Pony Time
02. 1962 # 23 All the Hits (For Your Dancin' Party)
03. 1962 # 7 Bobby Rydell/Chubby Checker
04. 1962 # 29 Don't Knock The Twist
05. 1962 # 117 Down To Earth
06. 1962 # 17 For Teen Twisters Only
07. 1962 # 8 For Twisters Only
08. 1962 # 11 Let's Twist Again
09. 1962 # 3 Twist With Chubby Checker
10. 1962 # 54 Twistin' Round The World
11. 1962 # 2 Your Twist Party
12. 1963 # 90 Beach Party
13. 1963 # 104 Chubby Checker In Person
14. 1963 # 27 Chubby Checker's Biggest Hits
15. 1963 # 87 Let's Limbo Some More
16. 1963 # 11 Limbo Party
17. 1973 # 152 Chubby Checker's Greatest Hits
18. 1982 # 186 The Change Has Come

The Billboard Top 100 Singles Chart

Chubby Checker

01. 1959 # 38 The Class
02. 1960 # 14 The Hucklebuck
03. 1960 # 1 The Twist
04. 1961 # 24 Dance The Mess Around
05. 1961 # 8 Let's Twist Again
06. 1961 # 1 Pony Time
07. 1961 # 68 Twistin' U.S.A
08. 1961 # 7 The Fly
09. 1962 # 12 Dancin' Party
10. 1962 # 2 Limbo Rock
11. 1962 # 10 Popeye (The Hitchhiker)
12. 1962 # 3 Slow Twistin'
13. 1962 # 1 The Twist
14. 1963 # 12 Birdland
15. 1963 # 20 Let's Limbo Some More
16. 1963 # 12 Loddy Lo
17. 1963 # 55 Surf Party
18. 1963 # 15 Twenty Miles
19. 1963 # 25 Twist It Up
20. 1964 # 23 Hey, Bobba Needle
21. 1965 # 40 Let's Do The Freddie
22. 1988 # 16 The Twist (Yo, Twist!) with The Fat Boys

Posted by Roy on Tuesday, 08.19.08 @ 15:26pm


Before the Disco bar and Clubs world there was the Twist Bars and Clubs,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
Chubby was the "twist" and has more talent in 1 checker than Bono does in the u and the 2 ...
HE ROCKS

Posted by Mrxyz on Saturday, 08.30.08 @ 22:19pm


Well he made # 1 on Bill Board today I*t is about time!!!
YES YES TO CHUBBY CHEKER

Posted by mrxyz on Thursday, 09.11.08 @ 14:42pm


On another note, I disagree with Fox News columnist Roger Friedman's assertion that Chubby Checker needs to be inducted. I would note induct him; what was there outside of those Twist songs he did? Besides, Hank Ballard wrote the firdt Twist, and he is inducted. Yet, I am open to discussing Checker's merits.

The twist is not the Strand,

Lax25
Tuesday, 09.16.08 @ 18:09pm


Chubby Checker whos name was made by Dick Clarks wife..Is a true rock ledgend..Pure talent, a true class act gentalman, HE gave the world the twist and more ...in a time we all needed something simple and fun .. If even for just an hour or 2..Old and young became one "Lets twist again like we did last year..."to ..He is the light to good clean happiness, something other so called musician have seem to of forgotten,,HE is rock fame and beyond.. no doubt !

Posted by mrxyz on Tuesday, 09.16.08 @ 18:28pm


Yes If I have to say why ... It would be pointless to tell you.. !!!!!!!!!!!!
YES YES YES

Posted by mrxyz on Sunday, 09.28.08 @ 19:10pm


Did the dance make the song, or vice versa...?? It's weird how Hank Ballard's version (he wrote it) was almost identical to Chubby Checker's in 1959, but didn't make a splash. It really had a lot to do with the musical landscape of 1961, I guess.

"The Twist"...talk about "HOLLYWOOD HYPE"...!!!

Posted by Gitarzan on Sunday, 09.28.08 @ 19:30pm


id the dance make the song, or vice versa...?? It's weird how Hank Ballard's version (he wrote it) was almost identical to Chubby Checker's in 1959, but didn't make a splash. It really had a lot to do with the musical landscape of 1961, I guess.

"The Twist"...talk about "HOLLYWOOD HYPE"...!!!

Posted by Gitarzan on Sunday, 09.28.08 @ 19:30pm

Yeah it was HYPE but fun HYPE with a guy that has a heart of gold an talent more than most..
There is hype and there is hype...
The twist was the start of the disco lounge .. It was all good in a fun way..
No hate, no miss guided children being sold to the money takers..
Do you know what a good person even is?? No political agenda just love of music...
...

Posted by mrxyz on Sunday, 09.28.08 @ 20:42pm




As a musician who has been in Chubby's band on and off since 1979, I can tell you first hand that Chubby is a horrible human being who treats his musicians quite poorly. He has absolutely NO loyalty to anyone and cannot be trusted.

Chubby makes his musicians drive his tour bus (illegally) because he is too cheap to hire a professional driver.
Chubby is arrogant and selfish and minimally talented at best. He should NEVER be inducted into ANY hall of fame.

Posted by Aaron West on Saturday, 01.5.08 @ 14:05pm

LOL Wow!!! If he is that bad why did you continue to work with him ..? Have you no honor or pride ? I wonder what it makes you..? I don't disbelieve you most buss driving musicians are truthful,,, Well sometimes.!

Posted by mrxyz on Wednesday, 10.29.08 @ 21:40pm


Chubby Checker's induction is a must. One of the forgotten early rock n roll pioneers. "The Twist"(Hank Ballard cover) is still one of the biggest hits of all time. I'm little surpised that he hasn't been inducted yet.

Posted by Dude Man on Tuesday, 06.23.09 @ 20:08pm


I've said it on other threads, but I totally agree with Dude Man. Chubby needs to be inducted. It just makes no sense to keep him out.

Posted by Philip on Wednesday, 06.24.09 @ 17:57pm


What's weird about Chubby Checker not being inducted is that Hank Ballard is inducted.

I just find that strange because Checker's version of "The Twist" is more well known.

Posted by Dude Man on Wednesday, 06.24.09 @ 19:08pm


Hank Ballard was a lot more than "The Twist" though. "Work With Me Annie" probably did a lot more to cement his induction than his version of The Twist could ever do. Not to mention songs like "Finger-Poppin' Time" and "Let's Go, Let's Go, Let's Go".

Still, Chubby definitely deserves his induction as well.

Posted by Philip on Wednesday, 06.24.09 @ 19:13pm


Never said that Hank shouldn't have been inducted.

I just thought that it was strange that he gets and Chubby does not.

Posted by Dude Man on Wednesday, 06.24.09 @ 19:16pm


Well... if I had to guess, I'd have to say it had to do with the fact that Hank Ballard And The Midniters were at the beginning of the rock era, with sexually charged and even controversial songs that were for the Black community.

Whereas Chubby was a second wave rock 'n' roll artist, who's music was about dancing and feeling good in a not necessarily sexual way, not controversial, and made rock'n'roll to be the voice of the youth.

The nominating committee really seems to frown on rock 'n' roll that gave a voice to the youth. At least as of late, it seems that way. No artist (other than Bob Seger and the Kinks) that was ever on the Cameo-Parkway labels has been inducted, nor any Non-Performer affiliated with them. Cameo-Parkway was the first label family that was decidedly marketed for the youth of America. They forget that rock'n'roll was, in the beginning, not just about the rise of the Black community to being considered equal to the Whites, but also the voice of the youth movement.

They've got Leonard Chess; Berry Gordy, Jr.; Kenny Gamble & Leon Huff; and even Jim Stewart inducted for the labels they founded. But they won't give any recognition for Bernie Lowe or any of the artists of his that really propelled rock'n'roll.

Posted by Philip on Wednesday, 06.24.09 @ 19:58pm


Dick Clark played Ballard's version on American Bandstand in 1959...at which time people were twisting on the show then. He urged a record label in Philly to do their own version, and recruited Checker to do it (In 1961, I believe). While Ballard's version was a B-side to another song, Checker's version went right to the top of the charts...which is a mystery as to why because they sound so similar (although Ballard's might seem to have a little more of an "edge" to it). After that, the Peppermint Lounge had to have their own "trademark song" (Peppermint Twist done by Joey Dee & the Starlighters, the Peppermint Lounge's house band), and so on it went...

I just don't know if starting a dance craze (which in reality he didn't) is enough to get inducted. Of course, Percy Sledge is inducted, so stranger things have happened...

Posted by Gitarzan on Wednesday, 06.24.09 @ 20:18pm


He didn't start the craze, but he is perhaps the ultimate symbol of the dance craze of early rock'n'roll. He catalyzed it as it seemed to be dying with the stroll and bop were no longer the popular dances.

P.S. Checker's version was from 1960, not '61. IMO, Ballard's version is slower than Checker's and isn't as inviting of audience participation. But that may just be me.

Posted by Philip on Wednesday, 06.24.09 @ 20:23pm


I actually agree with Philip that Hank's version was slower and has less of a dance-groove to it.

Chubby's was more innocent, party-time fun and personally I prefer his take on it.

Posted by Dude Man on Wednesday, 06.24.09 @ 20:44pm


I knew it was sometime around then. I was all of 5 years old at the time, and had an aunt and her friends who were nutty over those "dance" songs...LMAO!!! I listened to both versions back to back just a few minutes ago on Rhapsody and they're real close to being identical...tempo, rhythm, everything right down to the vocal delivery (of course, Hank might have updated it, so I'm not sure if that's HIS original). That being said, there are, in fact THREE versions of the song on there, and the one where he sounds "younger" is the one I'm talking about.

Posted by Gitarzan on Wednesday, 06.24.09 @ 21:14pm


With out a doubt YES

Posted by mrxyz on Sunday, 01.17.10 @ 15:36pm


Chubby's got a new single out... sort of. It's a remixing of "The Fly" with new vocals. No label credit given to the deejay who remixed it, but whatever. It's gaining airplay. And this is pretty significant, because this is outside the Holy Trinity of Chubby's dance records (Twist, Pony, and Limbo). He's still influencing and still making an impact. Maybe they really are waiting for him to die before they induct him so they don't have to listen to him bloviate on his own merits too long, but he does deserve induction.

Posted by Philip on Sunday, 02.21.10 @ 02:42am


Hank Ballard...the guy who wrote "The Twist"...is already inducted. If there was no Hank Ballard, my guess is there would've been no Chubby Checker.

I think the moon and stars are aligned correctly in this case...

Posted by Gitarzan on Sunday, 02.21.10 @ 07:58am


Chubby Checker had a hit before The Twist... granted it was a novelty hit, but I think he'd still have had a great career even without dance records. Or he would have still made dance records without "The Twist". The man is the figurehead for the 60's dance craze, he's the reason dancing stayed a part of R&B and rock'n'roll. They've already inducted Dick Clark, host of American Bandstand, where having the kids dancing was a major point and part of the show. How about inducting some artists who kept Dick Clark employed? Start with Checker.

And if the moon and stars really were aligned correctly, the Midniters would have gone in with Ballard.

Posted by Philip on Sunday, 02.21.10 @ 09:47am


I think American Bandstand was probably the reason dance maintained it's popularity through the years. Also, I'm pretty sure it was Dick Clark who kept certain artists employed by allowing them national exposure. I remember watching A.B. every Saturday (it was as constant as the cartoons) beginning about the time the Twist came out...didn't realize the major cultural events I was witnessing. As you know, there were several songs during that era that were just about a dance (the Twist, Watusi, Jerk, Peppermint Twist, etc...), but I will say Checker's version of the Twist probably spearheaded it and he was definitely part of it...but I don't know that he was the driving force that A.B. was...or even close. I'd have to say American Bandstand was to Checker what MTV was to Madonna. Heck A.B. even featured her when she started...

As for the Midniters...couldn't agree more.

Posted by Gitarzan on Sunday, 02.21.10 @ 10:44am




Chubby Checker had a hit before The Twist... granted it was a novelty hit, but I think he'd still have had a great career even without dance records. Or he would have still made dance records without "The Twist". The man is the figurehead for the 60's dance craze, he's the reason dancing stayed a part of R&B and rock'n'roll. They've already inducted Dick Clark, host of American Bandstand, where having the kids dancing was a major point and part of the show. How about inducting some artists who kept Dick Clark employed? Start with Checker.

And if the moon and stars really were aligned correctly, the Midniters would have gone in with Ballard.

Posted by Philip on Sunday, 02.21.10 @ 09:47am

Can't agree MO Philip besides the twist which was the beginning of "all about me" dancing {partners didn't hold/touch each other/solo dancing } The twist lounge was the predecessor of the disco lounge.. Chubby also did other "dance" hit songs Freddie, Fly , Limbo etc...When the twist became the thing to do, thanks to Chubby it set the world on fire....Young and old did the twist.... Even the Beatles covered the HIT a few years later ..

Posted by mrxyz on Sunday, 02.21.10 @ 10:46am


I would argue a symbiotic relationship, Git... but really, how many artists who made the dance records for A.B. have gotten inducted? Most I would say don't deserve it: Joey Dee And The Starliters, the Larks, probably a big no to the Orlons and Dee Dee Sharp as well. But Chubby was just too big a piece of the early '60s dance scene, too central a part of it, to ignore. And saying Hank's induction is enough would be tantamount to saying since Buddy Holly acknowledges that without Elvis, none of them would have made it, we needn't induct anyone after Elvis. I also think you're moon and stars comment insists upon an either/or situation where none simply exists. Where's it written in stone that we can't or shouldn't have both? Hank Ballard's version was relegated to B-Side territory. Chubby brought it to international phenomenom status. That's got to be worth something. And I think it's worth a helluva lot.

mrxyz, the Beatles never covered The Twist, just Twist And Shout... though without Chubby, we probably wouldn't have had Twist And Shout.

Posted by Philip on Sunday, 02.21.10 @ 11:52am


Blech... I meant "your moon and stars comment" sheesh... and I'm such a grammarian too.

Posted by Philip on Sunday, 02.21.10 @ 11:55am


Philip...that's not a very good comparison. When people "saw" Checker on A.B., and established how much fun "the dance" looked to be, THAT'S when it took off. Ask yourself this...what was more popular...Checker...or "the dance"? I really don't think Checker would've amounted to anything without Dick Clark's manipulation and insistance on him re-recording it. Funny thing about it is Checker really didn't want to record any of those songs, he was looking forward to a Danny Gans-type nightclub act. I just don't know that what he did personally amounts to a HoF induction, although he was certainly a vital part of the "Dancing With Myself" movement. I'm still of a mind that the dance was actually bigger than he was...those were just my personal observations of that time, anyway.

Picture yourself putting out a cigarette with your foot while drying off your back with a towel...who woulda thunk it...???

Posted by Gitarzan on Sunday, 02.21.10 @ 13:30pm


This is pretty much what I'm talking about...a list of all the songs that had something to do with the dance...

Twist hits on Billboard
"The Twist" by Hank Ballard and the Midnighters (No. 28, 1960)
"The Twist" by Chubby Checker (No. 1, 1960; No. 1, 1962)
"Let's Twist Again" by Chubby Checker (No. 8, 1961)
"Twistin' U.S.A." by Danny & the Juniors (No. 20, 1961)
"Slow Twistin" by Chubby Checker (No. 3, 1962)
"Peppermint Twist - Part 1" by Joey Dee & the Starliters (No. 1, 1962)
"Hey, Let's Twist" by Joey Dee & the Starliters (No. 20, 1962)
"Dear Lady Twist" by Gary "U.S." Bonds (No. 9, 1962)
"Twist, Twist Senora" by Gary "U.S." Bonds (No. 9, 1962)
"Twistin' Postman" by the Marvelettes (No. 34, 1962)
"Twistin' the Night Away" by Sam Cooke (No. 9, 1962)
"Twist and Shout" by the Isley Brothers (No. 17, 1962)
"Twist-Her" by Bill Black's Combo (No. 26, 1962)
"Soul Twist" by King Curtis & His Noble Knights (No. 17, 1962)
"Bristol Twistin" Annie" by the Dovells (No. 27, 1962)
"Percolator (Twist)" by Billie Joe & the Checkmates (No. 10, 1962)
"Twist It Up" by Chubby Checker (No. 25, 1963)
"Twist and Shout" by the Beatles (No. 2, 1964)

Posted by Gitarzan on Sunday, 02.21.10 @ 13:41pm


By the way...has anyone ever figured out how to do the "Bristol Stomp" that the Dovells sung about? Sounds like something mrxyz would do...

Posted by Gitarzan on Sunday, 02.21.10 @ 13:47pm


mrxyz, the Beatles never covered The Twist, just Twist And Shout... though without Chubby, we probably wouldn't have had Twist And Shout.

Posted by Philip on Sunday, 02.21.10 @ 11:52am

Gosh you are right LOL but the twist WAS THE THANG WAY BACK THEN !! Sill is to some...even THE BEATLES NEW IT .. with OUT Checker I DOUBT THE CHECKER CAB WORLD WOULD OF BEEN WHAT IT IS TODAY... ,,,WITH OUT CHUBBY "CHECKER"

Posted by mrxyz on Sunday, 02.21.10 @ 16:35pm


Did you know Chubby Checker is mentioned in the Schoolhouse Rock song "A Noun Is A Person, Place Or Thing." The final verse of the song goes:

I put a dime in the drugstore record machine
Oldie goldies started playin' if you know what I mean
I heard Chubby Checker he was doin' "The Twist
And the Beatles and Monkees it goes like this, yeah
I put a dime in the drugstore record machine

Posted by Aaron O'Donnell on Monday, 02.22.10 @ 00:54am


Git, if you think Chubby Checker is defined ONLY by the twist, you'd have a case; however, I maintain that he was not just that. He wasn't too much more than the dance records, but give him a little bit of credit. And I would argue that reluctance to record a record is hardly something you can hold against an artist. The fact is he still did it, and it was HIS version that sparked the national craze. Maybe you could say the twist was bigger than Chubby, but Chubby was not JUST the twist. He was a rock and roller with a lot of influence compacted into a little time. He deserves induction.

Posted by Philip on Monday, 02.22.10 @ 13:55pm


Philip...having been very young but still into music a little bit (it helped to have my mom and older sibling into it, too), I just don't recall Checker being much more than those dance tunes. If he was, I sure couldn't tell you on what basis...

Posted by Gitarzan on Monday, 02.22.10 @ 14:53pm


Git, he was little more than the dance tunes... "Loddie Lo", "Rosie," "The Class," "Twenty Miles", plus a brief comeback in the early 80's with "Running" and "Harder Than Diamond" and also a few years ago with "Knock Down The Walls". So yeah, his dance output far outweighs the rest, but the dance stuff is still important. He did more than just the twist... he had a non-Twist #1 hit... I think the fact that Chubby was bigger than all the other dances (sans the Twist), and he's the main reason people limbo at parties and on cruise ships. He was bigger than everything else he did, and he did a lot. If you don't see The Twist as the end-all be-all of his career, then you see him as being very much worthy of induction. At least I think so.

Posted by Philip on Monday, 02.22.10 @ 15:27pm


Philip...I guess we'll have to agree to disagree on Checker. Heck, the songs you listed besides the "dance" themed ones I can honestly say I'd never heard of them. If songs like that would've gotten serious airplay in this area, it would've been on KIMN in Denver...which I listened to religiously (because it was always playing at our house) from as far back as I can remember until I discovered FM...don't know that I really recall those songs, doesn't mean they weren't popular elsewhere...

Posted by Gitarzan on Monday, 02.22.10 @ 18:24pm


That's fine... I agree to disagree.

I can agree that Twist > Chubby

But Chubby's the primary reason the Twist became so large. At least imo.

Another reason I want to see Chubby be inducted is because he's probably the surefire bullet against Wenner's statement that Rock'n'Roll is the music of the Black man... even though Chubby IS a Black man, his music is the ultimate reminder that rock'n'roll is every bit as much the music of YOUTH culture as it Black culture. Maybe even moreso.

Posted by Philip on Monday, 02.22.10 @ 19:12pm


I believe that chubby checker should have been in hall of fame a time ago certanly before stooges most people never heard of before lets hope that chubby checker gets in , in 2011 or rock & roll hall of fame will remain a sham like the baseball hall of fame without pete rose

Posted by r w groves on Tuesday, 03.16.10 @ 11:10am


On another note, I disagree with Fox News columnist Roger Friedman's assertion that Chubby Checker needs to be inducted. I would note induct him; what was there outside of those Twist songs he did? Besides, Hank Ballard wrote the firdt Twist, and he is inducted. Yet, I am open to discussing Checker's merits.

The twist is not the Strand,

Lax25
Tuesday, 09.16.08 @ 18:09pm


Now if we can just get LAX25 to do the twist with Chubby....LOL

Posted by mrxyxomg on Monday, 09.27.10 @ 21:40pm


What an oversight!!! The king of the twist sure as hell belongs in-and probably much more so than alot of the 70's artists who have been getting in lately like Leonard Cohen. Talk about an innovator of rock & early 60's dance music! Twist clubs and lounges sprang up everywhere as a result of his hit-and don't forget all the others that he had-Pony Time, Limbo Rock, Let's Twist Again, The Hucklebuck, Popeye, The Fly, etc. 32 top 100 songs from 1959 to 1966!

Posted by greg on Thursday, 01.20.11 @ 03:38am


Chubby Checker was hardly an "inventor" of anything, more like someone who decided to cash in on dance crazes. Sure "the Twist" is a good song and was popular in its day but that's about it (other than a few other songs he did that didn't have any staying power and little impact). And saying he was more important than "a lot of the 70s artists getting in lately like Leonard Cohen" is one of the dumbest things I've ever read on here.

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Thursday, 01.20.11 @ 05:23am


I think he deserves a break. By cutting him out of the precedings you are cutting out arguably the greatest symbol of a particular era in the music's history. I was under the impression that this was serving as a "historical" museum as well. It seems foolish not to have the centerpiece of the early 60's dance craze phenomenon in the Hall - providing this museum is serving a "historical" purpose.

Posted by Cheesecrop on Thursday, 01.20.11 @ 17:30pm


Maybe I was being a bit harsh and that's an interesting way of looking at it. I'm still not that convinced though as I could see a similar type of logic being used to argue for the Village People, Soft Cell, Kenny Loggins, Cyndi Lauper, Kool and the Gang, Brownsville Station, Sister Sledge, UB40 or Bryan Adams among many others. Obviously, some of these actually have legitimate cases to be made for (Lauper and the Gang for example) whereas the rest don't, but feel free to disagree. No doubt some will be upset at me for mentioning an act like Kool and the Gang with an act like the Village People in the same sentence and they would have an excuse to call me names, oh well, at least I got to mention the Village People and Bryan Adams in the same sentence. I guess what I'm trying to say is, when do you say enough is enough for putting culturally (maybe this is the wrong word) moments like Chubby Checker in the Hall? How much of our memory do we care for preserving in a museum? Should we induct a-ha for having a memorable music video with "Take on Me?" Should we induct ? & The Mysterians for their memorable (due to his eccentricity) front man? Should we induct Terry Jacks for making us all want to kill yourselves?

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Friday, 01.21.11 @ 02:11am


And by yourselves I mean ourselves

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Friday, 01.21.11 @ 02:12am


What I was trying to get at is this - there should be at least one act for every genre of music in the Hall. There should also be at least one act for every variation of said genre as well.

A great example would be surf music. The Beach Boys are in already, and they clearly represent the vocal aspect of the genre. There is little representation regarding the instrumental end of the deal, unless you count The Ventures as surf. I think Dick Dale, The Surfaris, etc., would be better choices to fill that end of the spectrum. Nothing against the Ventures, mind you, just that I see them as an either/or proposition, kind of like a Duane Eddy/Johnny & the Hurricanes deal.

Checker, on the other hand, is distinctly #1 when it comes to the dance craze era in the early 1960's. His representation would fill the bill for the genre as a whole (though the nom com might weigh others afterwards - you never know.) We keep hearing about how this committee is on a 60's kick, yet all they do is water down the Hall by inducting every single Brit Invasion/folk rock/psych rock contender, while completely ignoring this particular 60's era, of which they have a current representation of exactly zero.

Methinks I smell cronyism at work here (lol).

Posted by Cheesecrop on Friday, 01.21.11 @ 04:34am


I suppose with that reasoning it would make sense. I certainly wouldn't have anything against Checker's version of "The Twist" going into a Song Hall of Fame, in fact, I would be all for it.

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Friday, 01.21.11 @ 06:05am


To me, the whole "nothing but the Twist" argument is like saying no to Bill Haley because he's "nothing but Rock Around The Clock". Not exactly alike, so please don't get on me about the scale difference, but both had many, many hits besides their signature song and played a HUGE part in the culture of their time, and are still recognizable names. Bill Haley wasn't the first rock'n'roller, nor was Chubby the first dance rocker, but both are icons for their landmark #1 hits in those respective realms.

Posted by Philip on Friday, 01.21.11 @ 16:49pm


"What I was trying to get at is this - there should be at least one act for every genre of music in the Hall. There should also be at least one act for every variation of said genre as well."

I agree with this. The only real way to make a hall work and appease everybody is if acts as a truly historical journey chronicling the biggest and the best of certain genres. To the real hall this would mean actually acknowledging acts like Journey, Hall & Oates, Chicago and Duran Duran, but tough. Rock and Roll is a broad term, and treating your museum as the official historical record is amazing when you consider who's on the outs so far.

I guess I'll draw a comparison to another form of history: US history. Do we only go over the events that were postive in how they effected America? No, we cover the 9/11's, Great Depression's and Pearl Harbors, as they were important moments in American history. Not saying the bands I mentioned should be considered crimes against musical history (far, far, FAR from it), but the hall most likely views these groups as stains in musical history, rightfully avoiding, in their mind, the mistakes. Such a decision is
misleading, You can't claim to be a decisive chronicle of rock and roll and then proceed to mostly ignore 2 of its most popular genres. (Prog Rock and Heavy metal). The sad part about the list of snubs is that its only going to grow as the late 80s and 90s acts are ignored so the hall can once again try and get Chic in.

Posted by Jim on Friday, 01.21.11 @ 20:35pm


Sam Cooke - Twistin' The Night Away

Posted by Roy on Sunday, 01.23.11 @ 07:55am


Roy, you encouraged me to repost what Gitarzan wrote a while back:

Twist hits on Billboard
"The Twist" by Hank Ballard and the Midnighters (No. 28, 1960)
"The Twist" by Chubby Checker (No. 1, 1960; No. 1, 1962)
"Let's Twist Again" by Chubby Checker (No. 8, 1961)
"Twistin' U.S.A." by Danny & the Juniors (No. 20, 1961)
"Slow Twistin" by Chubby Checker (No. 3, 1962)
"Peppermint Twist - Part 1" by Joey Dee & the Starliters (No. 1, 1962)
"Hey, Let's Twist" by Joey Dee & the Starliters (No. 20, 1962)
"Dear Lady Twist" by Gary "U.S." Bonds (No. 9, 1962)
"Twist, Twist Senora" by Gary "U.S." Bonds (No. 9, 1962)
"Twistin' Postman" by the Marvelettes (No. 34, 1962)
"Twistin' the Night Away" by Sam Cooke (No. 9, 1962)
"Twist and Shout" by the Isley Brothers (No. 17, 1962)
"Twist-Her" by Bill Black's Combo (No. 26, 1962)
"Soul Twist" by King Curtis & His Noble Knights (No. 17, 1962)
"Bristol Twistin" Annie" by the Dovells (No. 27, 1962)
"Percolator (Twist)" by Billie Joe & the Checkmates (No. 10, 1962)
"Twist It Up" by Chubby Checker (No. 25, 1963)
"Twist and Shout" by the Beatles (No. 2, 1964)

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Sunday, 01.23.11 @ 09:11am


I recently got the 25 years of inductions performances DVD set. After having watched the first disc, I think Chubby Checker can be forgiven, maybe even exhonerated for the self-aggrandizing he's done over the years about how much he deserves induction. 1986 inductions, the very first class. Chubby's not a presenter nor an inductee. He's basically a cross between a celebrity and a seat filler at this ceremony. The inductees are on the stage together. They jam together on "Roll Over Beethoven." They also spot Chubby Checker sitting down there. I'm not sure if it was Ahmet or Bill Graham who called him up out of the audience, but they asked him to join them onstage for a reprise of "The Twist."

Think about it: if you were kinda-sorta seat-filling at the VERY FIRST induction ceremonies, and you are asked to join the CHARTER CLASS... the original GIANTS among LEGENDS, and lead them in a round of your signature hit--you might very well be excused for thinking your induction was inevitable too. It seems silly just reading me write about it, but if you've actually seen that video footage of it, this is really a matter of being exalted among a group of the highest icons in rock history, period. The jam together was itself impromptu. Chubby being asked to join them HAD to be completely unexpected. After watching that, I honestly can't blame him for his indignation after being left out for all these years. I really hope he does get in. He deserves it.

Posted by Philip on Saturday, 05.14.11 @ 13:36pm


I can't say I agree Phillip.

Posted by GFW on Saturday, 05.14.11 @ 15:31pm


I've been a fan of Chubby's & a rock & roll historian since the early Sixties. I lived during the nation-wide, and the later global, twist craze so it is perplexing why the Hall of Fame induction committee perceives it as superficial. Or is it their ignorance of the true spirit of rock & roll. Chubby Checker represents that spirit of rock & roll just as does Little Richard, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, and others. Those that do not support Chubby Checker are entitled to their opinion, but it matters little in the scope of things!

Years ago I altered my career in cultural history to musical history (moreso on rock and roll...not rock...not classic rock...doo-wop classic rock...but the true rock and roll and the driving force known as the spirit of rock and roll. Chubby Checker embodies the spirit of rock and roll. That's why I support his induction. I won't bother listening to this crap about him not being deserving. I believe his induction will occur eventually. So there too!

Posted by Wild Elmo on Tuesday, 06.7.11 @ 12:36pm


Lets induct every 50's artist, even if they are crap!

Posted by GFW on Tuesday, 06.7.11 @ 13:52pm


Yeah it was a bit of a cocktease, but regardless, he still doesn't deserve induction.

Posted by Chalkie on Monday, 06.13.11 @ 19:11pm


GFW's formula:

Innovation: You mean covering a song to capitalize on dance crazes? 0

Influence: Influential to the dance craze of the early 60's, probably directly inspired the many "Twist" related song titles from that era. No long term influence, though, just a "man of his era" (which isn't necessarily a bad thing). 10

Commercial success: His songs about twisting were some of the most popular dance-related songs of their era. "The Twist" was one of the most popular hits ever on the Billboard charts. But no real major sales here. 10

Critical acclaim: Again, respected for "The Twist," called "The King of the Twist," etc. 15

Total: 35

Conclusion: Not Hall of Fame worthy. The only reason to honour him would be to cement that era in a museum.

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Tuesday, 10.11.11 @ 14:40pm


Give me a break! Chubby Chjecker and every song writer and cover star from the era belong in the R&R HOF. He is STILL going strong. I think the so called musician has something against Chubby so he bad mouthed him. I met Chubby and he was polite and as nice as could be. I sent him pictures of a local show he did, and he sent me an autographed photo. He is NEVER in a tabloid, no bad mouthing anywhere.(except the one guy so what does that tell ya). There are alot of musicians that belong in the HOF. Three Dog Night is another one. The HOF is for the Accomplishments of the era. Chubby's era was the sixtys. He had alot against him being of color. He over came that. These people that do the HOF have no clue nwhat music is. RAP People and HIP-HOPO is NOT by any means of any sort R&R. These people that do the inductees are lawyers and local idiots who would not know a real accomplishment if it hit them in the face. What about a R&R honor roll as another way to be recognized?

Posted by Brad Allen on Thursday, 12.29.11 @ 23:13pm


Yes! Chubby should be in the RRHOF. However, if you examine the Hall of Fame's so-called "ideals" for inductees it'll become apparent that the guys who dreamed up those "ideals" have no understanding of the true spirit of rock & roll. What is the true spirit of rock & roll? An expression of life, of fun, of heartache, of happiness, of a whole mountain of humanness, but most of all of love. They should never try to deny an old rock & roller induction into the Hall just because his/her music doesn't exhibit some essence of social contribution. Think for a moment. The early rockers were inducted into the Hall & much of their music either reflected the times (nonsense or youthful themes of the 1950s), or youthful emotions and expressions. Who was thinking about music that would contribute to serious social contributions? Give me a break!! I lived thru those times & I can say most of the time it was all for fun. I lived thru the dance crazes of the late 50s and early 60s. Those times were pure fun and an opportunity to express one's youth and self-expression. Chubby Checker helped keep rock and roll alive in the early 1960s, as did other rock & rollers of that era.

Don't place too much importance on the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as it has become something that has lost its way. It's original intent was to honor the rock artists. Now, they have added all these ridiculous "goals" for the inductees to exhibit some degree of relevance in the music industry. The older rock artists have already made their contribution to the world of music here in the U.S. and around the world. Chubby Checker has already made his contribution and is a star regardless of what the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame decides. The Hall of Fame should think about ditching their requirements for induction & get back to a system that reflects induction based on the true spirit of rock & roll.

Posted by elmer hamilton on Sunday, 03.4.12 @ 01:37am


YES! YES! YES! Chubby Checker should be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Who knows when those guys at "the Hall" will wise up and vote him in. Chubby Checker made a huge impact on rock n'roll in his time. That's the most important thing. As a child of a "baby boomer" I was fortunate to be exposed to the music of the 60s and 70s. And Chubby's music exhibited the fun of the times! What more needs to be said??? That is what the real rock & roll was all about. Over & out........

Posted by Moose & Squirrel on Thursday, 03.8.12 @ 22:24pm


i can't believe he not already in!
correct me if I am wrong but isn't he the one that made the twist a big sensation long long time ago?
Then limbo and few other dance craze?

Posted by Happy on Thursday, 03.8.12 @ 23:10pm


Gross Negligence on this one.
No way he doesn't belong in..
Are they nutz

Posted by indepmo on Friday, 04.13.12 @ 04:38am


Say what you will , but when you hear what an a__ h__e he could be, but excuse me, that's most of the artists that are out there today.... his music/dance helped a lot of us over weight/ pre adolescent adults get through puberty-just watched the 2012 Hall of Fame and Chubby still isn't there.............

Posted by jkhopcus on Sunday, 05.6.12 @ 00:23am


Chubby Checker should have been inducted years ago. He is best known for the twist but recorded and released at least twenty top 20 charted hits. He was a dance song machine. Tell me why Elvis Costello, Dave Clark Five, Richie Valens, etc. are in but not Mr. Checker.

Posted by Bobby D. and Alex T. on Friday, 12.7.12 @ 10:05am


Elvis Costello's in because he's a very influential and respected artist, things Chubby Checker is not.

Posted by GFW on Friday, 12.7.12 @ 13:16pm


The group that ORIGINATED the Twist in the FIRST place, Hank Ballard & THE MIDNIGHTERS, are already inducted. Chubby could still get in on the basis of his other hits, but remember, the reason that he had a hit with The Twist in the FIRST place , is because Dick Clark , who was a silent co-owner of Checker's label, Cameo-Parkway Records, knew that the Twist was going to be the biggest dance craze in history...but, he had no literal or financial way to make money from it, because THE MIDNIGHTERS didn't record for his label. They recorded for King Records , also the home of James Brown and The Famous Flames. Clark pushed Checker's version, at the expense of Hank and The Midnighters' version simply because he would make more money from it. He owned a BIG piece of Chubby Checker.

According to the book , "The Twist". Dick Clark had a clear conflict of interest, because he was playing and promoting songs on American Bandstand by Philadelphia-based artists on his label...which may be why NONE of these artists; Chubby Checker, Bobby Rydell, The Dovells, Dee Dee Sharp, etc are in the Rock Hall today...although Chubby and Dee Dee Sharp probably deserve to be.

The then-President of ABC Television called Clark into a private meeting, and asked him "What would you like to do...be on American Bandstand...or own record labels ?" Clark couldn't do both...which is why he sold his interest in Cameo Parkway Records.

After all...Phil Spector's artists, The Righteous Brothers, Darlene Love, and The Ronettes are all in. Why not any of Cameo-Parkway's artists ??

From "Cameo-Parkway Records" in Wikipedia:

"A major factor in Cameo-Parkway's success was its relationship with the Philedelphia-based TV program American Bandstand. Being located in the same city where this popular nationally-broadcast music show was produced meant that Cameo-Parkway artists were always available to perform on the show—especially in the event any other act should cancel. Bandstand host and producer Dick Clark has spoken of the "warm relationship" the program had with Cameo-Parkway, and the of the label's willingness to ensure that quality musical acts were always available to the program on short notice. The label benefited tremendously from the arrangement, as the exposure many Cameo-Parkway artists received on American Bandstand helped propel them to stardom."

Hank Ballard & The Midnighters deserved to have the massive media success from their OWN record that Checker eventually got from his COVER version. Their version was a hit...but nowhere NEAR the hit that Checker's was, because Checker had Dick Clark in his corner.


Posted by Bill G. on Friday, 12.7.12 @ 14:53pm


http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/chubby-checker-sues-over-penis-size-app-20130215

Chubby Checker Sues Over Penis-Size App
'The Twist' singer wants $500 million for 'irreparable damage'

Posted by Roy on Friday, 02.15.13 @ 23:24pm


yes, chubby belongs in. i grew up listening to chubby. i agree with his comments, about the museum could drop dead.i have fair legal authoritative use of dead pal al, the mad magazine guy, which includes college life wildcats. ive contacted phone numbers im given to get signed petitions on the web for the grass roots, al mellencamp scared of the phone when i contact about the petitions or finding the nominating committiee. im compiling a list of acts which belong in, which includes chubby6 checker. i send the material out when i apply for counseling jobs, and im sending to radio stations.

Posted by john jarvis on Friday, 06.13.14 @ 15:28pm


While I am not the biggest supporter for Chubby Checker becoming a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, it is tough to argue against his induction. Even though he covered Hank Ballard and the Midnighters' "The Twist," he created one of the most popular and successful songs ever (it is still the #1 all-time leader on the Billboard Hot 100 chart history). He created the famous "Twist" dance and personified dance music in the early 1960s. With artists like Percy Sledge (who let's face Sledge is a one-hit wonder with the song "When a Man Loves a Woman" is probably the least deserving inductee in the history of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame; Yes, Sledge had one great song but lacks any influence on future artists) enshrined in the Rock Hall, it is tough to argue against an eventual induction for Checker. Checker definitely has just as much influence (if not more) than Sledge. While it's true that Checker is not a one-hit wonder (he had several other top 40 hits in the early 1960s), how many people can name another song of his besides "The Twist"? Very, very few. This is a similar problem for Sledge and often why he becomes an instant target for fans to criticize the Rock Hall for inducting someone who "isn't worthy."

Checker's recent demand for eventual induction can be thought of as a double-edged sword because he will get media attention and perhaps some support from other inductees and committee members. The problem is that the nominees for the 2015 ballot aren't for several months, so this will quickly fade away when the committee decides later this year. However, history has not been kind to Checker, in terms of even securing a nomination with the Rock Hall. If Checker was nominated in the early years of the Rock Hall (1986-1995), he would have had a much better shot of an induction. However, he stands very little chance as the nominating committee seems to be favoring more contemporary artists on recent ballots (the 2014 induction for performers only had artists from the 1970s onward). This will become the new norm for the Rock Hall with the exception of some deserving 1950s/1960s artists who aren't already inducted (The Zombies and Link Wray immediately come to mind). Sadly, the question of Checker's influence on Rock music is what his proponents argue against his nomination. Plus, there are several artists from the 1990s who will become eligible such as Green Day, Nine Inch Nails, Pearl Jam and Radiohead and easily garner nominations (and become inductees). With such a great and diverse selection nominees on recent ballots (especially the 2014 ballot), it is becoming tougher and tougher to predict inductions because almost all of them certainly warrant an eventual induction. With less artists of the 1950s and 1960s becoming inductees in recent years, Checker's chances now aren't great.

The perception by many, including myself at times, is that Checker is simply a novelty singer with one major hit and not a lot more to work with. The Rock Hall clearly does not take Checker seriously, they would have at least nominated him already otherwise. I hope he secures a nomination on the 2015 ballot, but at this point Checker's chances are slim unless he gets some supports from a current Hall of Famer or a nominating committee member.

Posted by Nick on Saturday, 06.21.14 @ 02:36am


He's not in?

Posted by BulmaPunkRocker on Monday, 07.7.14 @ 00:56am


Yes, Nick, he had one major hit. But man, what a hit--still played by disc jockeys at parties across the country, still danced to by, what, three generations of rock music fans. Bulma, I had a hard time believing myself that he wasn't already inducted. If anyone on the nominating committee is reading these posts, please throw your support behind Chubby Checker.

Posted by Joe on Monday, 07.21.14 @ 03:33am


The Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart

Chubby Checker

01. 1961 # 110 It's Pony Time
02. 1962 # 23 All the Hits (For Your Dancin' Party)
03. 1962 # 7 Bobby Rydell/Chubby Checker
04. 1962 # 29 Don't Knock The Twist
05. 1962 # 117 Down To Earth
06. 1962 # 17 For Teen Twisters Only
07. 1962 # 8 For Twisters Only
08. 1962 # 11 Let's Twist Again
09. 1962 # 3 Twist With Chubby Checker
10. 1962 # 54 Twistin' Round The World
11. 1962 # 2 Your Twist Party
12. 1963 # 90 Beach Party
13. 1963 # 104 Chubby Checker In Person
14. 1963 # 27 Chubby Checker's Biggest Hits
15. 1963 # 87 Let's Limbo Some More
16. 1963 # 11 Limbo Party
17. 1973 # 152 Chubby Checker's Greatest Hits
18. 1982 # 186 The Change Has Come

The Billboard Top 100 Singles Chart

Chubby Checker

01. 1959 # 38 The Class
02. 1960 # 14 The Hucklebuck
03. 1960 # 1 The Twist
04. 1961 # 24 Dance The Mess Around
05. 1961 # 8 Let's Twist Again
06. 1961 # 1 Pony Time
07. 1961 # 68 Twistin' U.S.A
08. 1961 # 7 The Fly
09. 1962 # 12 Dancin' Party
10. 1962 # 2 Limbo Rock
11. 1962 # 10 Popeye (The Hitchhiker)
12. 1962 # 3 Slow Twistin'
13. 1962 # 1 The Twist
14. 1963 # 12 Birdland
15. 1963 # 20 Let's Limbo Some More
16. 1963 # 12 Loddy Lo
17. 1963 # 55 Surf Party
18. 1963 # 15 Twenty Miles
19. 1963 # 25 Twist It Up
20. 1964 # 23 Hey, Bobba Needle
21. 1965 # 40 Let's Do The Freddie
22. 1988 # 16 The Twist (Yo, Twist!) with The Fat Boys

Posted by Roy on Monday, 07.21.14 @ 07:39am


There are many changes taking place in the Rock Hall and the latest news is not good. Of course, Chubby Checker should be inducted! As a Founding Member, I am so disappointed. Please read this article.

http://observer.com/2015/06/rock-and-roll-hof-dumps-16-nominating-members-proving-its-irrelevance-yet-again/

Posted by Kariann on Sunday, 07.5.15 @ 07:50am


Yes.

Posted by Myrna Mandjikov on Wednesday, 07.8.15 @ 17:13pm


WIKILEAKS CHUBBY CHECKER!!

https://twitter.com/VicBergerIV/status/783287466988101632/photo/1?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

Posted by Roy on Tuesday, 10.4.16 @ 19:59pm


Is this wikileaks thing for real or a joke?

Would Greg Harris say those things to Chubby Checker's face?

Posted by Roy on Tuesday, 10.4.16 @ 20:48pm


It's satire.

Posted by dmg on Tuesday, 10.4.16 @ 21:03pm


I'd like to see Chubby Checker inducted to the HOF so he can sing Ride My See-Saw with the Moody Blues and Hey Hey We're The Monkees with Micky Dolenz. (sarcasm font)

Posted by Classic Rock on Tuesday, 10.4.16 @ 22:25pm


The Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart

Chubby Checker

01. 1961 # 110 It's Pony Time
02. 1962 # 23 All the Hits (For Your Dancin' Party)
03. 1962 # 7 Bobby Rydell/Chubby Checker
04. 1962 # 29 Don't Knock The Twist
05. 1962 # 117 Down To Earth
06. 1962 # 17 For Teen Twisters Only
07. 1962 # 8 For Twisters Only
08. 1962 # 11 Let's Twist Again
09. 1962 # 3 Twist With Chubby Checker
10. 1962 # 54 Twistin' Round The World
11. 1962 # 2 Your Twist Party
12. 1963 # 90 Beach Party
13. 1963 # 104 Chubby Checker In Person
14. 1963 # 27 Chubby Checker's Biggest Hits
15. 1963 # 87 Let's Limbo Some More
16. 1963 # 11 Limbo Party
17. 1973 # 152 Chubby Checker's Greatest Hits
18. 1982 # 186 The Change Has Come

The Billboard Top 100 Singles Chart

Chubby Checker

01. 1959 # 38 The Class
02. 1960 # 14 The Hucklebuck
03. 1960 # 1 The Twist
04. 1961 # 24 Dance The Mess Around
05. 1961 # 8 Let's Twist Again
06. 1961 # 1 Pony Time
07. 1961 # 68 Twistin' U.S.A
08. 1961 # 7 The Fly
09. 1962 # 12 Dancin' Party
10. 1962 # 2 Limbo Rock
11. 1962 # 10 Popeye (The Hitchhiker)
12. 1962 # 3 Slow Twistin'
13. 1962 # 1 The Twist
14. 1963 # 12 Birdland
15. 1963 # 20 Let's Limbo Some More
16. 1963 # 12 Loddy Lo
17. 1963 # 55 Surf Party
18. 1963 # 15 Twenty Miles
19. 1963 # 25 Twist It Up
20. 1964 # 23 Hey, Bobba Needle
21. 1965 # 40 Let's Do The Freddie
22. 1988 # 16 The Twist (Yo, Twist!) with The Fat Boys

Posted by Roy on Sunday, 06.25.17 @ 15:08pm


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