Why Isn't Chubby Checker In The Rock and Roll Of Fame?
Category: EntertainmentBy: john-russell • 9 months ago • 16 comments
I think two simple facts more than support Chubby Checker as a rightful member of the Rock and Roll Hall Of fame
1. He recorded the most popular song of the rock era.
2. That song is a "rock and roll" song.
And let's add that between 1960 and 1966 he had 23 singles that appeared in the national top 40 (Billboard) , so he was not a one hit wonder.
In 2018 Billboard put out a list of the 100 most popular singles of the "rock era" which at that time was 1958-2017. The number one song on that list is "The Twist" by Chubby Checker.
THE TWIST - Chubby Checker
The Twist was one of the biggest dance crazes of the 20th century.
The man who wrote The Twist , a 1950's r&b artist named Hank Ballard, is in the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame.
And the song itself is in the R&R Hall of fame, having been inducted a few years ago. But Chubby Checker is not. Chubby is 78 years old now and doesnt have forever to wait.
If the person who sang the most popular song in rock and roll history is not "famous" enough for a "hall of fame" , what is the point ?