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Let's twist again and again and again. That philosophy has certainly paid off for Chubby Checker (nee Ernest Evans), the former chicken plucker turned rock and roll icon who propelled the Twist into a worldwide dance craze in 1960. It may have seemed a novelty when he adopted a play on Fats Domino's name and cut a note-for-note cover of Hank Ballard's "The Twist" in 1960, but the novelty hasn't worn off yet, judging by the endless shows he does every year in clubs and hotels. And, judging by the generous dimensions of this cool midnight blue, flecked suit worn by the Chubster during a 2002 tour, his waistline has kept pace with his popularity. The short busboy-style jacket and trousers radiate with light blue glitter, with the script-style inscription "Chubby Checker 2002" embroidered in silver on the left breast of the jacket. The brand name "Creator's Court" is embroidered in gold in the jacket collar and underside of the zipper of the pants. Includes a great 8 x10 promo shot of Chubby in the outfit twisting the night away, which he signed, "Chubby Checker, 2002" in black sharpie. Chubby is a fave among rock history connoisseurs, with reason. The Rock and Roll HOFer had the first platinum single ("Let's Twist Again") and not even the Beatles had five LPs in the Top 12, as he did. LOA.
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