What does this song mean to you? In a trivia competition hosted on Jimmy Kimmel Live , the band proved their memories are still strong. Rock-and-roll pioneer Fats Domino died of natural causes on Tuesday in a New Orleans suburb, according to reports. Fifty years to the day after the release of the hip-swiveling tune "The Twist," the man who made it famous celebrated the occasion in his hometown. One of the many vacation spots for Philadelphians is Wildwood, New Jersey, a coastal town an hour and a half from the city on the Atlantic coast. Checker said he credits most of his show business success to his parents.
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The year-old singer isn't done twisting yet: That's because he'll be sharing the stage with Mary Wilson of the Supremes and Martha Reeves and the Vandellas — and he'll be coming to Jack Benny's old stomping grounds, he said. I didn't think I was going to make it, the north wind is coming down and the temperature is dropping, and all I want for Christmas is In , Checker recorded "Pony Time," which hit No. Everyone in the neighborhood would beat me up.
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Who's that, flyin up there? Chubby, who turns 76 on Oct. They'd throw me against the wall, make me sing, and take all my money. The song was written by Hank Ballard in with his group the Midnighters. It's my great accomplishment in life. His producers slotted it to be a B-side [source: The movement was simply explained by Chubby Checker as "putting out a cigarette with both feet and coming out of a shower and wiping your bottom with a towel to the beat".
But Chubby Checker's version had the power to launch the twist dance craze—even The Beatles picked up on it "Twist and Shout," anyone? Artists Popular All Recommended. If you encounter a comment that is abusive, click the "X" in the upper right corner of the comment box to report spam or abuse. If you find the biography content factually incorrect or highly offensive you can edit this article at Wikipedia. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets. I can't count that high. It's all been a blessing.