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Come on everybody clap your hands Now you're looking good I'm gonna sing my song and you won't take long We gotta do the twist and it goes like this. Come on let's twist again like we did last summer Yea, let's twist again like we did last year Do you remember when things were really hummin' Yea, let's twist again, twistin' time is here. Yeah round 'n around 'n up 'n down we go again Oh baby make me know you love me so then Come on let's twist again like we did last summer Yea, let's twist again, twistin' time is here.
Checker performed on the Philadelphia streets before signing with Cameo-Parkway Records in and recording his version of Hank Ballard's "The Twist. Checker still performs today and was featured in a popular ad for Nabisco's Oreo cookies. Checker's family moved to Philadelphia, and as a young boy, he worked various jobs shining shoes, selling ice and assisting in a butcher's shop.
Born Ernest Evans on October 3,in Spring Gulley, South Carolina, he worked in a local poultry shop while in high school, and while on the job often entertained customers by singing and cracking jokes. His workplace antics helped win an audition with the local Cameo-Parkway label, who signed the fledgling singer in ; at the suggestion of no less than Dick Clark's wife, the portly youth was re-christened Chubby Checker, the name a sly reference to Fats Domino. Checker's first single, "The Class," showcased his skills as an impressionist; while the record became a minor novelty hit, none of its immediate follow-ups were successful. The single rocketed to number one during the autumn ofremaining on the charts for four months; some time after it dropped off, it slowly returned to prominence, and in late it hit number one again; the only record ever to enjoy two stays at the top more than a year apart.
Save item Buy from Amazon UK. A groundbreaking Philadelphia imprint, the label churned out an astonishing number of huge hits most written in-house during its year heyday and turned a gaggle of unknown young locals into stars. Sound familiar?
Come on everybody, clap your hands! All you looking good! I'm gonna sing my song, it won't take long!