Plus, there are several artists from the s who will become eligible such as Green Day, Nine Inch Nails, Pearl Jam and Radiohead and easily garner nominations and become inductees. The fact is he still did it, and it was HIS version that sparked the national craze. Dick Clark played Ballard's version on American Bandstand in Chubby Checker was hardly an "inventor" of anything, more like someone who decided to cash in on dance crazes. Posted by indepmo on Friday,
Hank Ballard's version was relegated to B-Side territory. This entry was posted on Saturday, March 30th, at 6: So yeah, his dance output far outweighs the rest, but the dance stuff is still important. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. The twist was the start of the disco lounge..
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Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. He's still influencing and still making an impact. He wants more than the respect of his peers. Start your free trial. I sent him pictures of a local show he did, and he sent me an autographed photo.
The Rock Hall clearly does not take Checker seriously, they would have at least nominated him already otherwise. Yeah it was a bit of a cocktease, but regardless, he still doesn't deserve induction. When the twist became the thing to do, thanks to Chubby it set the world on fire Chubby Checker in concert Where: Sadly, the question of Checker's influence on Rock music is what his proponents argue against his nomination. Chubby is arrogant and selfish and minimally talented at best. The twist was the start of the disco lounge..