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Frankie Knuckles

Frankie Knuckles

Francis Nicholls, better known by his stage name Frankie Knuckles, was an American DJ and record producer. Knuckles was born January 18, 1955 in The Bronx, New York; he later moved to Chicago. He played an important role in developing and popularizing house music in Chicago during the 1980s, when the genre was in its infancy. Due to his importance in the development of the genre, Knuckles was often known as "The Godfather of House Music." Chicago nam...

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