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  1. Music History for February 27, 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago |

    ... the famed talk show host (and good friend) would tragically drown in Lewis' pool just three years later. Chubby Checker started a three-week run at No.1 on the US music singles chart in 1961 with "Pony Time", his second No1 of the 60's. It reached ...


  2. Chubby Checker to receive Lehigh Valley Music Award in BethlehemRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 23 |

    Singer Chubby Checker is scheduled to appear March 8 during the Lehigh Valley Music Awards 16 ceremony at the SteelStacks complex in Bethlehem. Singer Chubby Checker will be honored March 8 for his contributions to the music industry and to musicians in the Lehigh Valley, according to a news release.


  3. 'The Twist' hitmaker Chubby Checker added to Lehigh Valley Music Awards lineupRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 23 | The Morning Call

    Chubby Checker, whose 1960 hit "The Twist" is among the most popular singles ever to hit Billboard's Hot 100 chart, will be honored at the Lehigh Valley Music Awards' 16th annual ceremony, it was just announced. Checker, 73, a longtime Philadelphia resident, will be honored at the ceremony, at 4 p.m. March 8 at Musikfest Caf at ArtsQuest Center in Bethlehem, for his contributions to the music industry and all he has done to contribute to the musicians in the Lehigh Valley, the awards announced.


  4. Do ThisRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 15, 2015 |

    ... an international dance craze from rumpus rooms to high society clubs. You know Mr. Evans as the one and only Chubby Checker , and he'll celebrate the 55th Anniversary of the Twist at Resorts Casino Hotel, 1133 Boardwalk, Atlantic City. Time: 9 p.m. ...


  5. Dave Appell: Songwriter, arranger and producer who wrote 'Let's...Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 10, 2014 | The Independent

    ... who wrote, arranged and produced many records for the Cameo-Parkway label. His most important copyright is Chubby Checker's "Let's Twist Again" (1961), a staple of oldies radio stations and a "must have" for any twist scene on a film soundtrack. He ...


  6. Party time for amazing Mabel as she reaches her109th birthdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 12, 2014 | Crawley Observer

    ... attention as friends and family sang along to some of her old favourites including Roll Out The Barrell and Chubby Checker's Let's Twist Again. Her granddaughter, Hannah Edwards-Picknell, said: "She is the heart of our family and has influenced ...


  7. Announcement: releases "Learn How to Play The...Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 29, 2014 | PRWeb released a new video guitar lesson from instructor and creator Claude Johnson. In this guitar lesson, now available on, Claude Johnson teaches how to play The Twist by Chubby Checker.


  8. Dave Appell, Songwriter for Chubby Checker, Dies at 92Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 20, 2014 | Billboard

    Dave Appell , the Philadelphia songwriter-producer behind such 1960s rock 'n' roll hits as "Let's Twist Again" and "Limbo Rock" from Chubby Checker and Dee Dee Sharp 's "Mashed Potato Time," has died. He was 92. Appell, who later produced the Tony Orlando & Dawn hits "Knock Three Times" and "Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree," died Tuesday, his family announced .


  9. David Appell, 92, musician, composer, producerRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 20, 2014 |

    Far from looking for a shrink to get those notes out of his brain, Dave capitalized on his passion in a long career of making music, his kind of music, the kind that gets your fingers snapping and your feet stomping. Like "Let's Twist Again," which he wrote for Chubby Checker.


  10. Rural Ga..1975...and The TwistRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 18, 2014 | Daily Kos

    ... people were crossing tracks in either direction, even for a performer named Ernest Evans, better known as Chubby Checker. I recall taking a seat with my friends at a table up front to see the most energetic performer I had seen since I saw Elvis at ...


  11. How LOW can the bigots in Malaysia go?Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 9, 2014 | Malaysia Chronicle

    The title is inspired by the question "How low can you go?" in the lyrics of Chubby Checker's popular song of 1962 titled "Limbo Rock". It was a dance where the dancers had to bend backwards on their knees and move forward under a "limbo stick" held either on one or both ends and progressively lowered after each successful pass until no one could pass under it anymore.


  12. Hopewell seniors jamRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 4, 2014 | The Jersey Journal

    ... able to find a single music sheet among the three books he's brought. When they do "Let's Twist Again'' by Chubby Checker, Jackie Headley has to tell him to look under "L'' and not "T.'' Dom Rodriguez plays in two groups at Cumberland County ...


  13. Chubby Checker's Twist beats The BeatlesRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 27, 2014 | The Age

    ... that continue to be played today, it was a seminal dance classic that was deemed the biggest hit of the '60s: Chubby Checker's The Twist . The Twist, which has topped the top 20 Billboard Hot 100 hits from the '60s, is not only remembered for its ...


  14. Today in Rock: October 22Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 22, 2014 |

    ... the African-American artist would surpass them as "The World's Greatest Minstrel Man." On this day in 1961 Chubby Checker performs a medley of his songs "The Twist" and "Let's Twist Again" on TV's Ed Sullivan Show, sparking chart revivals for both ...


  15. It's Our Saturday Night Attitude Dance - Time to TwistRead the original story

    Oct 4, 2014 | Aquarius Papers

    For our Saturday Night Attitude dance, we begin with the song that kicked it into high gear! For your twisting enjoyment, here's birthday boy Ernest Evans, aka Chubby Checker, on Dick Clark's "American Bandstand" doing the dance that made him famous, "The Twist." If you never did the twist and want to see how it was done, here's a great dance video of numerous twisters doing it every which way to this tune that also went to the top 10! By all means, "Let's Twist Again."


  16. Happy 2014 Video Birthday to Gwen Stefani, India.Arie, Lindsey...Read the original story

    Oct 3, 2014 | Aquarius Papers

    ... small thing. These 6 span over 55 years of hitmaking! And so, let's begin with the original twister! First, Chubby Checker (born Ernest Evans, October 3, 1941)! Here's Chubby on Dick Clark's "American Bandstand" doing the dance that made him famous, ...


  17. Almanac for Friday, Oct. 3, 2014Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 3, 2014 | UPI

    Those born on this date are under the sign of Libra. They include Cherokee Chief John Ross, who led opposition to the forced move of his people to what is now Oklahoma, in 1790; historian George Bancroft in 1800; actor Warner Oland in 1879; German pacifist and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Cal von Ossietzky in 1889; writers Thomas Wolfe in 1900, James Herriot in 1916 and Gore Vidal in 1925; hockey Hall of Fame member Glenn Hall in 1931 ; Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Eddie Cochran in 1938; rock 'n' roll singer Chubby Checker in 1941 ; Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Lindsey Buckingham in 1949 ; musician Keb' Mo' in 1951 ; activist Rev.


  18. oryRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 3, 2014 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    ... Show, singing "Old Shep." He won second place and $5. Today's Birthdays: Composer Steve Reich is 78. Singer Chubby Checker is 73. Actor Alan Rachins ("Dharma and Greg") is 72. Magician Roy Horn of Siegfried and Roy is 70. Singer-guitarist Lindsey ...


  19. Odd Couples: The Beatles' "She Said She Said" vs....Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 30, 2014 | Something Else! Reviews

    ... who sales and earnings were both in the millions before Beatlemania changed the course of music history - Chubby Checker. Let's start with the Beatles. By 1966, they were getting tired of grueling tours and unsatisfactory live appearances. Their ...


  20. Chubby Checker Won His Lawsuit Vs. HP's 'Chubby Checker' AppRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 29, 2014 | The Stranger

    The singer Chubby Checker has settled a lawsuit in which he accused Hewlett-Packard Co of using his trademarked name without permission on a software app that purported to measure the size of a man's penis .