Sad news for those of us of a certain generation: Frankie Knuckles (born, Francis Nicholls), the much beloved Godfather of House Music, passed away yesterday at the age of 59.
Frankie got his Chicago start at a disco at 206 S Jefferson, in the late 1970’s. It was here that he honed his skills, mixing acoustic disco with electronic music. It is often cited that the term “house music” got its name directly from the name of the dance club, The Warehouse.
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