Chubby Checker, Mary Wilson of the Supremes, & Martha Reeves and the Vandellas!
Chubby Checker‘s “The Twist” is the only song in the rock ‘n’ roll era to hit #1 on the pop charts on two separate occasions. Billboard magazine named it the biggest chart hit of all time. During his heyday, the Grammy® Award winner became the only artist to place five albums in the top 12 at one time. He continues to make music, collaborating with the Fat Boys on the 1988 hit “The Twist (Yo, Twist!)” and topping the Billboard’s dance chart in 2008 with “Knock Down the Walls.”
Mary Wilson was a founding member of the The Supremes, the most successful girl group of all time and one of the most popular musical artists ever. During their 18-year run, Motown’s most popular act scored over 30 top 40 hits, 12 of them reaching #1.. Wilson is the only member to have been with the group for its entire duration. In 1988, she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with her fellow Supreme members Diana Ross and Florence Ballard.
Martha Reeves and the Vandellas is another Motown act with over a dozen smash hits. Reeves is the iconic lead singer and driving force behind the group. During her Motown years and after, she has established herself as a prominent singer/songwriter. She continues to perform to sold-out venues both as a solo artists and with the Vandellas – her sisters Lois and Delphine.