R.I.P. Frankie Knuckles, 1955 - 2014
Tuesday April 01, 2014
Knuckles was born in The Bronx in 1955 and began DJing in New York in the ’70s with Larry Levan. After moving to Chicago in 1977 he played at the famed Warehouse and then his own club, The Power Plant. He remained an integral part of house music throughout the decades, producing seminal records ‘Your Love’, ‘Baby Wants To Ride’ and ‘Tears’ and continuing his DJing career to the present day. In 2004, Chicago named a street after him where the old Warehouse once stood.
RBMA and Bill Brewster have already paid tribute with a playlist of 50 classic tracks from The Warehouse. You can also stream a radio recording of Knuckles DJing in 1986.
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