Chubby Checker Celebrates the 55th Anniversary of the Twist
at Resorts Casino Hotel, January 17, 2015
(Atlantic City, NJ) November 8, 2014 – Come on baby, let’s do the twist with Chubby Checker & The Wildcats on Saturday, January 17 at 9PM in Resorts Superstar Theater.
In 2 minutes & 42 Seconds, Chubby Checker revolutionized popular Culture and changed
the music business forever. When he appeared on American Bandstand in 1960 and
performed “The Twist,” it was the dawn of a new era in Rock and Roll. Dancing apart to
the beat was born and teenagers found a new way to express themselves.
Chubby’s Dance Style has extended from Woodstock, through Disco to the present day. He stands alone as a one of a kind Rock Icon, who has had 36 Hit Records, is the only artist to have a single go to # 1 Twice, and according to Billboard, has the # 1 Single for the whole Decade of the 60’s. Chubby was awarded the first Platinum Single, the first Rock Grammy and has sold an astounding 250,000,000 records over the years. That’s why Dick Clark has said: “The three most important things that ever happened in the music industry are Elvis Presley, The Beatles, and Chubby Checker.”
Chubby Checker is the son of a tobacco farmer from Spring Gulley, SC. His mother
moved the family to Philadelphia when he was a young boy. It was here on South Street,
in Tony Anastazi’s Produce Store, that he became a local celebrity by doing impressions
of Fats Domino, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Elvis. His first manager, Henry Colt brought him
to the attention of Kal Mann, who signed him to Cameo-Parkway Records. It was Dick
Clark’s wife, Bobbie, who came up with the name Checker to go with his childhood nick
name Chubby – a reference to the similarity between him and Fats Domino.
Chubby’s first single, “The Class” was a vehicle for his musical impressions and was included in Dick Clark’s ’58 Christmas card. That record was his first hit and reached #38 in Billboard.
Tickets go on sale Saturday, November 22 are priced at $40, $35, $30 and are available for purchase at Resorts’ Box Office, at ticketmaster.com or by calling 1.800.745.3000.
About Resorts Casino Hotel
The resort that brought gaming to Atlantic City in 1978, Resorts Casino Hotel is at the top of its game today, offering world-class casino action in a relaxed environment that keeps the focus on fun. Resorts Casino Hotel made history as the first American casino outside of Nevada and celebrated its 35th anniversary in May 2013 with a new milestone: the opening of a $35-million Margaritaville casino and entertainment complex that includes, among other attractions, the only beach bar on the Atlantic City sand.
Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority assumed management of Resorts Casino Hotel in Fall 2012 – a move that has set the stage for its return as the most exciting gaming destination in Atlantic City. Boasting a prime location spanning 11 acres at the northern end of the famed Atlantic City Boardwalk, the resort features 942 guest rooms and suites in two hotel towers, an 80,000-square-foot casino, two theaters, six restaurants, two VIP slot and table player lounges, a casino bar, indoor-outdoor swimming pool, health club and spa, salon, and retail shops. Its 39,000 square feet of sophisticated meeting space includes seven meeting rooms and a 13,000-square-foot ballroom. For more information, visit http://www.resortsac.com.
About Mohegan Gaming Advisors
Mohegan Gaming Advisors was formed in 2011 to pursue management contracts and consulting agreements for casino and entertainment properties in the United States. Mohegan Gaming Advisors is staffed with an experienced team of casino executives with a proven track record of accomplishments as operators and successful marketers and has a team dedicated solely to servicing the clients of the Gaming Advisory group. For more information, visit: mohegangamingadvisors.com.