1986 to 2014
January 18, 1955 in The Bronx
March 31, 2014
New York, New York, United States
Francis "Frankie" Nicholls (January 18, 1955 – March 31, 2014), better known by his stage name Frankie Knuckles, was an American DJ, record producer and remixer. He played an important role in developing and popularizing house music in Chicago during the 1980s, when the genre was in its infancy. In 1997, Knuckles won the Grammy Award for Remixer of the Year, Non-Classical. Due to his importance in the development of the genre, Knuckles was often known as "The Godfather of House Music.
Albums, Releases & Mixtapes
Frankie Knuckles September 2, 2013