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  1. In the words of Chubby Checker: How low can Dodgers go?Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 22 | Los Angeles Times

    Back in the early 1960s -- you know, right after dinosaurs roamed the Earth -- Chubby Checker had his last Top 10 hit with "Limbo Rock," a Caribbean-themed dance song that asked the question: Today the Dodgers can only hope they have discovered their season's answer to that question. They were no-hit Friday night by the unheralded Mike Fiers, a 30-year-old right-hander who has never won as many as 10 games in a single season and owns a career 3.57 earned-run average.

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  2. Concert preview: Chubby Checker will twist his way to Park CityRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 11 | Salt Lake Tribune

    At 73, pop icon and recording artist Chubby Checker performs more than he did when his it "The Twist" hit the airwaves in 1960. Checker and his band The Wildcats will play a five-night stand the Egyptian Theatre in Park City beginning Wednesday, Aug. 12. At 73, pop icon and recording artist Chubby Checker performs more than he did when his it "The Twist" hit the airwaves in 1960.

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  3. Chubby Checker will twist his way to the Egyptian TheatreRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 7 | Park Record

    At 73, pop icon and recording artist Chubby Checker performs more than he did when his it "The Twist" hit the airwaves in 1960. Checker and his band The Wildcats will play a five-night stand the Egyptian Theatre beginning Wednesday, Aug. 12. Chubby Checker is known around the world for his No.

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  4. Cheers and Jeers: TuesdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 4 | Daily Kos

    Remember during the '08 campaign when the traditional media tried spinning the line that Obama was too young and wet-behind-the-huge-ears to be president? I laughed, knowing that his accomplished POTUSmates in the 40-something club include Teddy Roosevelt, James K. Polk, John F. Kennedy, and Bill Clinton. Besides, a quick check of the highlights of his birth year, 1961, is enough to make your bones feel a bit creaky: aoe' None of the James Bond movies had been released; West Side Story won the Oscar for Best Picture aoe' John F. Kennedy was sworn in as the 35th president---Obama is #44 aoe' The Dow Jones Industrials reached a high of...734!!! aoe' The Grammy for best Rock & Roll recording: Chubby Checker's Let's Twist Again .

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  5. The Week In Pop: Watch Us Whip Through The History Of Dance Crazes, From Chubby Checker To SilentoRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 30 | Stereogum

    ... of history to revisit. Let's limit our list to songs named after a dance and Stanky Legg down memory lane Chubby Checker - "The Twist" (1960) Checker didn't originally write or record "The Twist," but his version brought the song to life and shot to ...

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  6. REVIEW: Chubby Checker is all about fun at Sands Bethlehem Event CenterRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 25, 2015 | The Morning Call

    The thing to remember about early 1960s pop hitmaker Chubby Checker is that his songs were always about fun - as evidenced by his several Twist dance-related hits and other dance crazes. He was never as insightful as Bob Dylan or even as serious as The Beatles or The Rolling Stones, and never meant to be.

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  7. Chubby Checker says his music, movements put a permanent Twist on popular cultureRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 23, 2015 | The Morning Call

    For all the fame "The Twist" has brought him, Chubby Checker notes that it was far from his only hit. Rock 'n' roll icon Chubby Checker is on the phone from a tour stop near Binghamton, N.Y., trying to explain the impact his 1960 hit "The Twist" and the dance it spawned had on the music industry.

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  8. Chatting with Chubby Checker: Early rock icon, playing Sands...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 23, 2015 | The Morning Call

    Rock 'n' roll icon Chubby Checker is on the phone from a tour stop near Binghamton, N.Y., trying to explain the impact his 1960 hit "The Twist" and the dance it spawned had on the music industry. "The Twist" is a lot like the electric light or the telephone, says Checker, who performs at 7 p.m. today, July 24, at Sands Bethlehem Event Center.

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  9. Chubby Checker, coming to Sands Bethlehem Event Center, says he has...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 22, 2015 | The Morning Call

    Chubby Checker, whose 1960 No.1 hit song "The Twist" arguably changed forever how people dance to pop music, will give his first performance in the Lehigh Valley in 20 years when he play at Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Friday. But there was a time when the Philadelphia native, who had other chart-topper songs with "Let's Twist Again," "Pony Time" and "Limbo Rock," regularly played the area, he said in a recent interview.

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  10. Chubby Checker and 'The Twist' return Friday to BethlehemRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 8, 2015 | NJ.com

    Chubby Checker will bring his vitality, energy and his signature dance move "The Twist" to Lehigh Valley audiences, when he performs Friday on the Sands Bethlehem Event Center stage. Checker is known for the Billboard Chart-topping hit single, "The Twist."

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  11. Checker put own - twist' on musicRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 16, 2015 | New Jersey Herald

    ... (Friday), Steve Forbert (Saturday) and, celebrating their 35th anniversary, The Smithereens (Saturday). Chubby Checker's performance of "The Twist" on Dick Clark's American Bandstand television program in September 1960 got a whole nation of ...

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  12. Rock 'n' roller Chubby Checker still sharing No. 1 dance favoriteRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 18, 2015 | SouthCoastToday.com

    It's been more than a half-century since Chubby Checker jubilantly danced onto the American Bandstand stage and introduced to the world to “The Twist.” He changed music history in two minutes and 42 seconds. The song introduced the world to a new type of dance move.

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  13. Rock 'n' roller Chubby Checker still sharing number-one dance favoriteRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 17, 2015 | The Gaston Gazette

    It's been more than a half-century since Chubby Checker jubilantly danced onto the American Bandstand stage and introduced the world to "The Twist." He changed music history in two minutes and 42 seconds.

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  14. The Newcastle United years: 1960-61 and 117 goals conceded sees the Magpies go downRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 13, 2015 | Chronicle Live

    ... the home front, they could watch The Avengers on TV, take in The Guns of Navarone at the flicks, and dance to Chubby Checker's Let's Twist Again, but their team was awful. After a bright start, beating Preston away and trouncing Fulham 7-2 at St ...

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  15. Don Gibson takes a twist on Tuesday pizza nightRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 10, 2015 | The Star Online

    ... doing "The Twist." The theatre and the restaurant teamed up to help promote Don Gibson's upcoming show with Chubby Checker by recruiting more than two dozen dancers in the county to dance to Checker's big hits "The Twist" and "Let's Twist Again." ...

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  16. South Philly's crumbling idols mural needs a rescueRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 1, 2015 | Myrtle Beach Online

    ... you became a singer. If you dipped your foot into it, you became a dancer," the singer says. Frankie Avalon, Chubby Checker, Fabian, Al Martino, Jack Klugman, Marian Anderson, Mario Lanza, Joey Bishop, James Darren - they are but a few of the South ...

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  17. 'Twist' hitmaker Chubby Checker to play Sands Bethlehem Event CenterRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 1, 2015 | 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 perform at Sands Bethlehem Event Center, it was just announced. Tickets, at $20-$35, will go on sale at 10 a.m. June 5 at www.sandseventcenter.com, www.ticketmaster.com, the event center box office, all Ticketmaster outlets and 800-745-3000.

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  18. South Philly's crumbling idols mural needs a rescueRead the original story w/Photo

    May 31, 2015 | Philly.com

    ... you became a singer. If you dipped your foot into it, you became a dancer," the singer says. Frankie Avalon, Chubby Checker, Fabian, Al Martino, Jack Klugman, Marian Anderson, Mario Lanza, Joey Bishop, James Darren - they are but a few of the South ...

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  19. Chubby Checker Sues Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom over Kids' Clothing LineRead the original story w/Photo

    May 28, 2015 | Broward-Palm Beach

    A Pennsylvanian man named Ernest Evans, better known by his stage name, Chubby Checker, is suing a New York clothing company called Andy & Evan Industries for selling children's clothing - some pieces of which, like "shirtzies," are branded as "Chubby Checker" -without the singer's knowledge or consent, or compensation.

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  20. Steve Smith: Bakersfield Rockina Country Festival rocked baby boomers with Chubby Checker and moreRead the original story w/Photo

    May 27, 2015 | San Bernardino County Sun

    ... Tillis and the other performers still put on solid, energetic, fan-pleasing performances. Take 73-year-old Chubby Checker, the only artist in music history to hit No. 1 twice on Billboard's Hot 100 pop singles chart with the same record (“The ...

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