Words matter. These are the best Chubby Checker Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
When I play in Atlantic City, I perform Tuesdays through Sundays for two weeks, and I have 91-percent attendance. No one else plays six days a week, two shows per night, and does that kind of business.
When you throw your hands up in the air like you just don’t care, you’re doing ‘The Fly’ by Chubby Checker!
Homey don’t quit. What else are you gonna do? It’s like those guys in the cartoon they get up in the morning, check the clock and fight all day and after it’s over they check the clock and go home. That’s how it goes.
You have to be very strong to play my music. The drummer has to be in great shape. Same with the guitarist. You have to be a monster to play with Chubby!
I love food, and the food industry is huge, and I just love dealing in it.
By 11th grade, I was in show business as a professional.
I hope that I am out of the music business when I meet God.
God’s got something for me. I have faith it’ll be OK.
I compare the Twist to the electric light, The Twist is me, and I’m it. I’m the electric light.
Dancing, apart to music with a beat, is my legacy.
When I’m onstage they know I’m honest, and I try to be as humble as I can.
It takes a real soldier to stay in the music industry and live off the things that have been put before me and be able to survive all this time because it has not been easy.
Ever see a little kid walking around talking to himself? I’m the same way.
I was born in South Carolina. On my dad’s farm, I didn’t have much. I’m just a poor kid who worked in a produce market.
Do you realize that I have had five albums in the Top 30. Elvis and The Beatles have never done that. I had five singles in the Top 5, I mean, no one’s ever done that.
Michael Jackson is the most awesome person who ever walked onstage. He was just incredible.
I want my flowers while I’m alive.
What I bring to the stage is humility.
My outlet is my music, and it’s been this way since I was 4 years old.
I’m in a crazy business. The music industry is really tough, and I fight for my life. I just want to make everybody happy.
Of all the ’60s – there was Elvis, there was the Beatles, there was the British invasion, Jimmy Hendrix, and Woodstock – the No. 1 record was ‘The Twist.’
Before I got in this business I was in the chicken business.
This is my greatest regret – that my music is not being played, and more people aren’t seeing Chubby Checker. That’s very painful for me. Many nights, I have tears in my eyes about that.
History was made the day Chubby Checker went on ‘Bandstand’ with ‘The Twist.’
What turns me on is to walk into a sold-out venue. The audiences are so much the same as they were in the ’60s. It’s just an amazing thing. I can’t explain it, but I hope it never stops.
Everybody in the ’80s, well, we hate rap. Now, the biggest rapper in the world… Eminem. Rap’s a black thing.
Fame was a mixed blessing for me because I thought I could be as big as I wanted to be, and then I realized that I couldn’t because of the racist element in the record business.
When I go on stage, I’m a different man. I become Chubby Checker, And when I’m not Chubby Checker, I’m preparing to be him.
I was 17 or 18 when ‘The Twist’ came along, and the rest is history. Sometimes I regret it. I would have gotten more into acting. I would have been more of a legitimate performer onstage like Liza Minnelli. But I got so caught up in the dance thing that I never got into theater.
The only difference between The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Aerosmith, and Chubby Checker is that they get their music played on the radio.
Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears all the rappers, they’re doing my dances and they’re making billions doing my dances. When they do that little thing they do with their hands that’s The Fly and The Pony.
People don’t do the Macarena together. Or if they do, they do it to get closer, to get together. It’s the same thing with the Electric Slide.
I want to play main rooms in Vegas. I want to play every day like Elvis did, not just weekends.