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Frankie Knuckles RIP

The godfather of house music dies at the age of 59

House pioneer Frankie Knuckles

Tue, Apr 1, 2014, 07:47

   

Very sad news from the United States this morning with the death of the great house DJ and producer Frankie Knuckles. The 59 year old died suddenly at home in Chicago yesterday afternoon. The native New Yorker and godfather of house music played a seminal part in the development of house music via spells at Chicago clubs like the Warehouse (the club which provided house music with its name) and Power Plant as well as spellbinding production work on tracks like “Your Love” and “Tears”. Here’s Dorian Lynskey’s interview with him from a few years ago.

Frankie Knuckles Way in Chicago