Legendary House DJ Frankie Knuckles Passes Away at 59

Sad news reach us today as The “Godfather of House Music” Frankie Knuckles has passed away today at

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Sad news reach us today as The “Godfather of House Music” Frankie Knuckles has passed away today at age 59, as confirmed by fellow Chicago house artists DJ Deeon and Paul Johnson. Born in the Bronx in 1955, Knuckles started DJ career in New York alongside Larry Levan before moving to Chicago in the 1970’s to become the premiere DJ at The Warehouse. The nightclub is known as the birth place of dance music genre “house.” Knuckles then opened up his own club, The Power Plant, in 1983. Knuckles was also a producer on such famous songs as James Power’s “Your Love” and “Baby Wants to Ride.” Our prayers and thoughts go to his family and friends. Rest in Peace.

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