Eartle Evans,  and two brothers. He entertained his classmates by performing vocal impressions of popular entertainers of the day, such as Jerry Lee Lewis , Elvis Presley and Fats Domino. It was his boss at the Produce Market, Tony A. The store owner of Fresh Farm Poultry, Henry Colt, was so impressed by Ernest's performances for the customers that he, along with his colleague and friend Kal Mann, who worked as a songwriter for Cameo-Parkway Records ,  arranged for young Chubby to do a private recording for American Bandstand host Dick Clark. At this recording session Evans got his stage name from Clark's wife, who asked Evans what his name was.
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And everyone knew Chubby Checker. The dance phenomenon and the amiable fellow who popularized it were inextrica-bly twisted together. More than four decades later, that hasn't changed. As Chubby himself put it, "The world as it exists today, especially when it comes to dancing, is Chubby Checker. But Chubby Checker was not only the Twist. He was also the Fly, the Pony, the Popeye, the Limbo and several other dance crazes that swept the world during those Camelot years.
In September "The Twist" topped Billboard's list of the most popular singles to have appeared in the Hot since its debut in Deemed "one of the pop-cultural symbols of the early '60s" by Hugh Boulware in the Chicago Tribune, Chubby Checker is practically synonymous in the minds of most music buffs with the s dance craze, the Twist. Though rhythm and blues singer Hank Ballard had recorded "The Twist" earlier, it was Checker's version of the song that became the most popular and spread the dance throughout the world.