Sep 30, · Born Ernest Evans on October 3, , in Spring Gulley, South Carolina, Chubby Checker (as he later became known) was the son of a tobacco farmer. Checker's family moved to Philadelphia, and as a. Mini Bio (1) Chubby Checker was born on October 3, in Spring Gulley, South Carolina, USA as Ernest Evans. He has been married to Catharina Johanna Lodders since .
Chubby Checker was the unrivaled king of the rock & roll dance craze; although most of the dances his records promoted -- the Pony, "the Fly," and the Hucklebuck, to cite just three -- have long since faded into obscurity, his most famous hit, "The Twist," remains the yardstick against which all subsequent dancefloor phenomena are measured. Chubby Checker is the stage name of Ernest Evans (born 3 October ), an American singer-songwriter best known for popularizing the dance The Twist with his song "The Twist". In September , "The Twist" topped Billboard's list of the most popular singles to have appeared in the Hot since its debut in
His success continued for years with the release of one dance record after another, with "The Fly" and "Let's Twist Again", for which he won a Grammy for the "Best Rock Performance". More hit records followed. "Slow Twistin'", Dancin' Party", "Popeye the Hitchhiker" and "The Limbo Rock" . Chubby Checker (born Ernest Evans) is an American singer-songwriter. He is widely known for popularizing the twist dance style, with his hit cover of Hank Ballard's R&B hit "The Twist". In September "The Twist" topped Billboard's list of the most popular singles to have appeared in the Hot since its debut in