RIP 'The Godfather of House' Frankie Knuckles (59)

Posted on 03/04/14

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RIP 'The Godfather of House' Frankie Knuckles (59)

Frankie Knuckles is no more. The icon DJ died on March 31st. Knuckles, real name Francis Nicholls, was born in the Bronx borough of New York City and later moved to Chicago. He played an important role in developing and popularizing house music in Chicago during the 1980s when the genre was in its infancy.

The name 'house' actually referred to the venue where Knuckles often DJ'd: The Warehouse in Chicago. He would continue to DJ at the Warehouse until 1982, when he started his own club in Chicago, The Power Plant.

Knuckles died in Chicago from complications related to diabetes. RIP Frankie!

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