Chubby Checker was born Ernest Evans on October 3, 1941 in Andrews, South Carolina.  Chubby did impersonations of famous singers of the day.  His first charted hit record  THE CLASS  on Parkway Records a #38 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 in May of 1959 showed just how talented he was, as he did imitations of Fats Domino, The Coasters, Elvis Presley, Cozy Cole and The Chipmunks parodying “Mary Had A Little Lamb”.

His next hit in August of 1960  THE TWIST  became a #1 hit in 1960 and when it was re-issued in 1961.

Till the next time—Joe

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