4,627 total votes
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 named a stretch of street and a day after Knuckles in 2004 for this role. His accomplishments earned him a Grammy Award in 1997. Knuckles was inducted into the Dance Music Hall of Fame in 2005 as recognition for his achievements. ... more on Wikipedia

Frankie Knuckles is ranked on...

#60 of 66 People who voted for Frankie Knuckles... are 72x more likely to vote for Sylvester on this list are 36x more likely to vote for Donna Summer on this list The Greatest Gay Icons in Music 30.2k votes List of the Greatest Gay Icons in Music, ranked by fans. Gay icons come in all shapes and sizes. Some are fiercely bold diva...
#1 of 524 The Most Influential DJs of All Time 130.2k votes The most influential DJs of all time, from the start of turntable culture to today, are all here in one list of the best DJs...
#15 of 279 The Best House Music DJs 10.7k votes Known to many as one of the most popular genres of dance music, house music is known as one of the precursors to the electro...
#87 of 183 The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists 16.0k votes This electronic rock bands list ranks the best electronic rock artists and musicians by votes. This list of electronic ban...

Frankie Knuckles is also found on...

List of Famous Bands from New York Famous People From The Bronx List of Famous Bands from The Bronx Famous Film Actors From New York Famous Film Actors From The Bronx Virgin Records Complete Artist Roster List of Famous Disc Jockeys