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Chubby Checker plays Harrahs

Ernest Evans is better known by a name given to him by a former boss when he was in high school — Chubby. Under the moniker Chubby Checker, Evans recorded a string of hits, most notably 1959’s “The Twist.” In 1961, Chubby recorded “Pony Time,” which went to number one and stayed on the charts for 16 weeks, according to his website. Checker performs at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe Saturday. “In total, Checker notched 32 chart hits before the bubble burst in 1966; as interest in dance novelties dwindled, he briefly turned to folk music, and became a regular on the …

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