The documentary Twist directed by Ron Mann is an excellent examination of the Twist phenomenon. Appeared in television commercials. His albums of the period followed a similar decline; while Twist with Chubby CheckerFor Twisters Only, and Your Twist Party both all reached the Top Ten, 's Let's Limbo Some More peaked at number eighty-seven on the pop charts, and albums after that year did not chart at all. The name was suggested by the wife of American Bandstand host Dick Clark. Although he continued plowing the dance-song field, his singles met with less success.
As Ed Ward put it in his book Rock of Ages:
The recording industry in Philadelphia at the time was in the early stages of becoming a youth-culture hit machine that would spawn the careers of such figures as Fabian, Bobby Rydell, and Frankie Avalon; and Checker, still known as Ernest Evans, was quickly signed to the Cameo-Parkway label and given the chance to record. Despite Checker's initial disapproval, he found follow-up success with a succession of up-tempo dance tracks, including "The Hucklebuck" 14"The Fly" 7"Dance the Mess Around" 24and " Pony Time ", which became his second 1 single. The couple got married in and is still together, in a loving relationship. Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, Encyclopedia. For decades, almost all compilations of Checker's hits consisted of re-recordings. Since then, Checker has made several comeback attempts, with only moderate success. He has in certain years.