1941 – Chubby Checker (Ernest Evans) is born in Ph… Read more

1941 – Chubby Checker (Ernest Evans) is born in Ph…

1941 – Chubby Checker (Ernest Evans) is born in Philadelphia. His biggest hit is “The Twist,” which hits No. 1 in both 1960 and 1962, the only rock song to re-enter Chart Toppers’s Hot 100 and return to the top spot. Chubby Checker (born Ernest Evans on October 3, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter best […]

1939 – Teen idol Frankie Avalon (Francis Avallone)… Read more

1939 – Teen idol Frankie Avalon (Francis Avallone)…

1939 – Teen idol Frankie Avalon (Francis Avallone) is born in Philadelphia. Career By the time he was 12, Avalon began making appearances on U.S. television for his trumpet prowess, and as a teenager, played with Bobby Rydell in a band known as Rocco and the Saints. In 1959, his songs “Venus” and “Why” both […]