Relentless Beats

Frankie Knuckles Dies At 59

Long before house music ruled the cutting edge of international melodies, there was Chicago in the 1970s. At the center of this growing fad in the gay clubs of Chi-town was Frankie Knuckles.

Frankie was discovered dead today at 59, leaving dance legends around the world to mourn the death of a godfather.

Bringing fame to the historic Warehouse club in Chicago (for which the genre was named), Knuckles brought soul to the brimming, robotic noises. Soon after, creating new music and spreading it to the world, Frankie found a way to bring his sound and soul to the rest of the world.

Frankie Knuckles – The Whistle Song (Virgin Records 1991)

Though he may be gone, he lives on in a number of way, through the self named Chicago street, his spot in the Dance Music Hall of Fame and every year on August 24th for “Frankie Knuckles Day” in Chicago.

He kept the party going until the very end. His last show was almost at the famed Ministry of Sound in London, and unbelievable way to go out on top.

Frankie, you will be missed more than you know.

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