FEINSTEIN'S AT LOEWS REGENCY, the nightclub proclaimed "Best of New York" by New York Magazine and "an invaluable New York institution" by The New York Post, will continue its all-star Spring 2010 season with the debut engagement of Grammy Award winner and music legend, CHUBBY CHECKER. For his exclusive one-week engagement, Checker will sing from his vast array of chart-topping hits including "The Twist," "Limbo Rock" and "Let's Twist Again." The show runs at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue at 61st Street).
CHUBBY CHECKER - the only recording artist to have 5 albums in the Top 12 all at once - is best known for his 1960 hit "The Twist," which topped Billboard's list of the most popular singles to have appeared in the Hot 100 since its debut in 1958. Chubby's big break came from an opportunity to do a private recording for Dick Clark - a Yuletide novelty tune called, "Jingle Bells" on which Chubby did several impressions of top recording stars. Cameo-Parkway liked it so much that they wrote a song called "The Class" and it became Chubby's first hit in early 1959. In June of 1959, Chubby recorded "The Twist" and by the summer of 1960, it was not only the #1 song but it introduced the concept of "dancing apart to the beat". In the fall of 1961, record industry history was made when Checker's original hit record, "The Twist", re-entered the charts and by January of 1962, it was back in the #1 position making it the only record in history to accomplish such feat. 1963 saw Checker return to the hit parade with "Birdland" and "Twist It Up", after which he followed with "Loddy Lo" and a series of other successes. Eventually, teens incorporated these movements to all songs that had a beat and called these movements "The Boogie," a permanent fixture in Rock and Roll.
In between recording and touring, Chubby took time to add feature films to his portfolio with the releases of "Don't Knock The Twist" and "Twist Around The Clock". His success continued for years with the release of one dance record after another, with "The Fly" and "Let's Twist Again", for which he won a Grammy for the "Best Rock Performance." Today, Chubby continues 40 years of live performances while releasing new studio music. His Maxi-Single "Limbo Rock Re-Mixes" and CD "The Original Master of the Dance Hall Beat" by Chubby C & OD, featuring Inner Circle, were both on the Billboard Charts attracting a new generation of Chubby Checker fans. Chubby's current remake of "The Fly" is currently #2 on New Music Weekly's Top 40 chart.