Chubby Checker is suing two computer companies over the use of his name on an adult-themed app. The 'Twist' singer's lawyers are demanding half a billion dollars for causing "irreparable damage and harm" to Checker. However, an old listing of the app reads: "Any of you ladies out there just start seeing someone new and wondering what the size of there [sic] member is?
Chubby Checker, also known as Ernest Evans. South Philadelphia-bred rock-n-roll pioneer Chubby Checker is in a twist — and he's not performing a rendition of the dance he popularized in the s. Titled the "Chubby Checker," the program claims to calculate a man's penis prowess based on their shoe size through a "foot to chubby converter.
He wants what he insists is his just due: a foot tall statue on the plaza in front of the Hall of Fame building in Cleveland. The Elvis phenomenon had gone p-f-f-f-t when Presley was drafted into the army; the anti-rock and roll forces were giddily anticipating the imminent death of this rowdy, immoral, unsophisticated youth music, if it even deserved to be called music. While the song was not musically innovative, the dance that went with it was near-revolutionary: no steps, no touching, no hand holding, no partner required.
Chubby Checker birth name Ernest Evans ; October 3, is an American rock n roll singer and dancer. In September "The Twist" topped Billboard's list of the most popular singles to have appeared in the Hot since its debut inan honor it maintained for an August update of the list. He also popularized the "Limbo Rock" and its trademark limbo dance, as well as various dance styles such as The Fly.
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In September"The Twist" topped Billboard's list of the most popular singles to have appeared in the Hot since its debut inan honor it maintained for an August update of the list. He also popularized the "Limbo Rock" and its trademark limbo dance, as well as various dance styles such as The Fly. Sign in to the BBC, or Register.
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In a statement this week, attorney Willie Gary said the suit named HP and its subsidiary Palm, for marketing the software application without permission. You can obtain a copy of the Code, or contact the Council, at www. Please note that TheJournal.
Checker performed on the Philadelphia streets before signing with Cameo-Parkway Records in and recording his version of Hank Ballard's "The Twist. Checker still performs today and was featured in a popular ad for Nabisco's Oreo cookies. Checker's family moved to Philadelphia, and as a young boy, he worked various jobs shining shoes, selling ice and assisting in a butcher's shop. Because of his heavy build, he got his nickname, Chubby, while working as a teen at Tony Anastazi's Produce Store.