Today we lost one of our heroes and a legend in Chicago House Music. Hailing from New York, Frankie Knuckles made one of the largest known impacts in Chicago House Music. From the original warehouse movement up until today he was constantly innovating and keeping true house music alive. Frankie, you will be missed.
Starting in the mid 1970’s as a DJ, Frankie eventually began to evolve the Disco sound into what we know now as House. Knuckles has been an active member of the DJ community ever since he originally started and paved the way for many of the world’s DJ’s today. Frankie’s career began in New York but gained a residency at the Warehouse Club in Chicago, where he began to gain considerable a considerable following. Garnering enough support while at the Warehouse, he was able to start his own club called the Power Plant. After several years of success, the Power Plant unfortunately closed but allowed Frankie to travel to Europe to start a wildfire of House music across Europe and eventually the world.
His sudden death comes as a shock to the music industry and all fans of House Music. He will be truly missed and we will keep him in our hearts and minds and give thanks to someone who has touched each of our lives with the music we love.
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