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Chubby Checker

Chubby Checker (born Ernest Evans; October 3, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter. He also popularized the dance style Twist, with his 1960 hit cover of Hank Ballard's R&B; hit "The Twist". In September 2008, "The Twist" topped Billboard's list of the most popular singles to have appeared in the Hot 100 since its debut in 1958. Ernest Evans was born in Spring Gulley, South Carolina and as a child was raised in the projects of South Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he lived with his parents and two brothers. By age eight Evans formed a street corner harmony group and, by the time he entered high school, learned to play the piano as well as entertain his classmates by performing vocal impressions of popular entertainers of the day, such as Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis Presley and Fats Domino.

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Chubby Checker -- 'I Don't Want People to Call Me a Penis'

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'I Don't Want People to Call Me a Penis'

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Chubby Checker (Singer) Sues Over Chubby Checker (Penis-Measuring App)

Chubby Checker Sues
Penis-Measurement Is NOT My Forte'

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Chubby Checker: Muhammad Ali Is a Legend ... Because of ME!

Chubby Checker
Muhammad Ali Is a Legend ... Because of ME!

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