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To: billorites

Whoever gave Ernest Evans his nick stole the idea from Fats Domino.


12 posted on 02/17/2013 1:02:33 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Revolting cat!
Whoever gave Ernest Evans his nick stole the idea from Fats Domino.

Blame Dick Clark who took a man who was pushing a broom and got him to cover Hank Ballard's song The Twist before it could become a hit. Dick hated Hank Ballard and his "dirty songs" so he found a sound-alike performer. Chubby's cover sounded enough like Hank's original that Hank did a double-take when he heard it on the radio.

It was Clark’s wife who completed his recording name. There was already a Fats Domino, so why not continue the game theme? Because of the Clarks, the world was introduced to a singer named Chubby Checker.

33 posted on 02/17/2013 3:31:57 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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