LIVE: Chubby Checker @ Alive at Five, 6/10/10

June 15th, 2010, 2:30 pm by Greg

Chubby Checker

Chubby Checker

Chubby Checker may be almost 70 years old, but on Thursday evening under the I-787 underpass, he sang and danced around the Alive at Five stage with the energy and intensity of a man half his age.

Although it was Hank Ballard who wrote the song “The Twist,” recorded it and invented the dance, it was Chubby Checker’s version of the song that sold more than three million copies. And he took the single straight to the top of the charts – twice – in 1960 and again in 1962, launching the biggest dance craze of the rock and roll era.

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