Retrieved from " https: Chubby Checker in Checker continued to have Top 40 singles untilbut changes in public taste ended his hit-making career. The single also made the top 30 on the Adult Contemporary chart. Inhe appeared as himself performing alongside the Purple People Eater in the fantasy film of the same name. Checker's "Twist", however, was a nationwide smash, aided by his many appearances on Dick Clark's American Bandstandthe Top 10 American Bandstand ranking of the song, and the teenagers on the show who enjoyed dancing the Twist. Views Read Edit View history.
Checker introduced his version of "The Twist" at the age of 18 in July in Wildwood, New Jersey at the Rainbow Club, "The Twist" went on to become the only single to top the Billboard Hot twice, in two separate chart runs.
At this recording session Evans got his stage name from Clark's wife, who asked Evans what his name was. The single also made the top 30 on the Adult Contemporary chart. Checker continued to have Top 40 singles untilbut changes in public taste ended his hit-making career. InChubby Checker's "The Twist" was named the biggest chart hit of all time by Billboard magazine. Please help by adding reliable sources.