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Chubby Checker

Date: Sept 16 - Sept 17, 2024
Time: 2:00 PM
Chubby Checker was the unrivaled king of the Rock & Roll dance craze. “The Twist” was not only a No. 1 song, but it introduced the concept of “dancing apart to the beat.” “The Twist” rocketed to No. 1 during the fall of 1960, remaining on the charts for four months. Close to a year after the song dropped off, it slowly returned to prominence and hit No. 1 again in late 1961. After “The Twist” first made Checker a superstar, he returned to the top in 1961 with “Do the Pony.” That same year, he also reached the Top Ten with “Let’s Twist Again,” which assured the dance’s passage from novelty to institution. In addition to 1961’s “The Fly,” Checker’s other Top Ten hits included three 1962 smashes: “Slow Twistin’,” “Limbo Rock,” and “Popeye the Hitchhiker.” He even starred in a pair of feature films, Twist Around the Clock and Don't Knock the Twist. In total, Checker notched 32 chart hits.
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Chubby Checker
Sept 16 - Sept 17, 2024 | 2:00 PM
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