Legendary House DJ Frankie Knuckles Dies at 59

Legendary House DJ Frankie Knuckles Dies at 59

The "Godfather of House Music" Frankie Knuckles has passed away today at age as confirmed by fellow Chicago house artists DJ Deeon and Paul Johnson.

Young Frankie Knuckles in the booth.

Stream Frankie Knuckles - Your Love (Stanton Warriors Tribute Mix) by Stanton Warriors from desktop or your mobile device

Rip frankie kunckles! A true legend and inspiration to the house music industry. The godfather of house <3

Frankie Knuckles regarded by many as the originator of house music, he popularized the genre by "mixing" 4 records at a time, his upbeat steady beats along with one to two drops in a song became the baseline for house music.

RIP Frankie Knuckles - Godfather of House  Frankie Knuckles - The Whistle Song (Virgin Records 1991) (+playlist)

RIP Frankie Knuckles - Godfather of House Frankie Knuckles - The Whistle Song (Virgin Records (+playlist)

Frankie Knuckles Boiler Room NYC DJ Set - YouTube

Frankie Knuckles Boiler Room NYC DJ Set - YouTube

Frankie Knuckles Boiler Room NYC DJ Set

Frankie Knuckles Boiler Room NYC DJ Set - a very sad day RIP the godfather of house

Frankie Knuckles

Frankie Knuckles

RIP - DJ Frankie Knuckles 'Godfather of House Music,' Dead at 59 http://rol.st/1gjwKZK via @Rolling Stone

House DJ Frankie Knuckles Dead at 59

Frankie Knuckles - Baby Wants To Ride

Hitting us in all our purple places - Frankie Knuckles - Baby wants to ride.

R.I.P House Music Legend. You will be missed so so very much. Thanks for the music! Frankie Knuckles Boiler Room DJ Set

P House Music Legend. You will be missed so so very much. Thanks for the music!

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Tomorrow's Reader has a cover story on house music, which led me to dig up this portrait of the legendary producer Frankie Knuckles. I shot this at Knuckles' Chicago home in for a Remix magazine cover story.

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