Chubby Checker

United States

Chubby Checker Bio

Who is Chubby Checker

Chubby Checker is an American singer and songwriter. He is widely known for a hit with the song and dance sensation "The Twist."

Early Life (Childhood)

Chubby Checker was born on October 3, 1941 in Spring Gulley, South Carolina, United States. He was raised in the projects of South Philadelphia, where he lived with his parents, Raymond and Mrs. Eartle Evans and two brothers.

Interesting Facts

Checker already become millionaire when he was 22 and has the net worth of $4 million dollars. He started his career from 1959 and is still active. He is also known for only recording artist to place five albums in the Top 12 all at once.

Personal Life

Checker married Catharina Lodders, a 21-year-old Dutch model and Miss World 1962 on 12 April 1964. He is father to Bianca Johanna Evans and Mistie Bass.


Billboard magazine named Chubby Checker's "The Twist" named the biggest chart hit of all time in 2008. He also received Sandy Hosey Lifetime Achievement Award on November 9, 2013 from the Artists Music Guild.


Chubby Checker protested to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame that his hit "The Twist" was not receiving sufficient airplay in 2002. He also pleaded HP over a WebOS application with the same name by 2013.