Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Frankie Knuckles Passes Away at 59


The legendary deejay/music producer/house music innovator Frankie Knuckles has passed away in his Chicago home, according to a number of media outlets.

Chicago Tribune rock critic Greg Kot writes in an obit Tuesday:

"In Chicago, Frankie Knuckles was called the 'godfather,' not because of any underworld connections, but because he helped build house – a style of Chicago dance music that revolutionized club culture in the ‘70s and ‘80s and still resonates around the world today.

"Knuckles died Monday at the age of 59, as confirmed by his longtime business partner, Frederick Dunson. More details would be forthcoming Tuesday, Dunson said, who said in an email that Knuckles 'died unexpectedly this afternoon at home.'"

May he rest in peace and keep the music going forever in Chicago nightclubs and beyond.

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