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. The story of the song and dance that changed the world. The award was presented to him by longtime friend and labelmate Dee Dee Sharp. 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. The Book of Golden Discs 2nd ed. Seymour Stein, president of the Rock Hall's New York chapter and member of the nomination committee, claimed "I think that Chubby is someone who will be considered. However it was not Evans who wrote that song or invented the dance.
InChubby Checker's "The Twist" was named the biggest chart hit of all time by Billboard magazine.
University of South Carolina Press. He was also honored by Settlement Music School as part of the school's centennial celebration and named to the Settlementa list of notable people connected to the school. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved January 8, July Learn how and when to remove this template message. Retrieved July 9,