Though the singer tried to inspire such dance crazes as the hucklebuck, the pony, the fly, the slop, and the limbo, like many other U. His employer introduced the teenager to songwriter Kal Mann, who penned the singer's debut single, "The Class". To know more about him, you can read his biography that can be found in Wiki or IMDb. Since then, Checker has made several comeback attempts, with only moderate success. The singer enjoyed several more top ten hits inall of them drawing on the dance craze that Checker had already done much to set in motion.
Checker, whose nickname was "Chubby" because of his large size, was signed by Cameo-Parkway in ; and Barbara Clark, then Dick Clark 's wife, added "Checker" to his name, playing off the moniker of blues star Fats Domino.
He is not available in Instagram, but has a Twitter account where he updates his recent activities. InChecker recorded a public service announcement PSA for the Social Security Administration to help launch a new campaign to promote recent changes in Medicare law. He entertained his classmates by performing vocal impressions of popular entertainers of the day, such as Jerry Lee LewisElvis Presley and Fats Domino. Rock and roll rhythm and blues. Worked as a shoe shiner and in a produce and poultry business in Philadelphia, PA. Views Read Edit View history.