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Frankie Knuckles

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Age 69
Birthday January 181955
Birth Sign Capricorn
City The Bronx
Country NY
Profession DJ

Frankie Knuckles is a famous DJ, born on January 18, 1955 in United States. As of December 2022, Frankie Knuckles’s net worth is $5 Million. In 2005, he was inducted into the Dance Music Hall of Fame for his contributions to the genre.

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Frankie Knuckles Biography

International DJ who became recognized as the Godfather of House Music. He was inducted into the Dance Music Hall of Fame in 2005. Francis Warren Nicholls, Jr. (January 18, 1955 – March 31, 2014), better known as 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 called “The Godfather of House Music”..

He was born in The Bronx, New York.

Born in The Bronx, Knuckles and his friend Larry Levan began frequenting discos as teenagers during the 1970s. While studying textile design at the FIT, Knuckles and Levan began working as DJs, playing soul, disco, and R&B at two of the most important early discos, The Continental Baths and The Gallery. In the late 1970s, Knuckles moved from New York City to Chicago, where his old friend, Robert Williams, was opening what became the nightclub called Warehouse. When the club opened in Chicago in 1977, he was invited to play on a regular basis, which enabled him to hone his skills and style. This style was a mixture of disco classics, unusual indie-label soul, the occasional rock track, European synth-disco and all manner of rarities, which would all eventually codify as “House Music”. The style of music now known as house was named after a shortened version of the Warehouse.

Ethnicity, religion & political views

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In 1982, Knuckles was introduced to then-unknown Jamie Principle by mutual friend Jose “Louie” Gomez, who had recorded the original vocal-dub of “Your Love” to reel-to-reel tape. Louie Gomez met up with Frankie at the local record pool (I.R.S.) and gave him a tape copy of the track. Knuckles played Gomez’s unreleased dub mix for an entire year in his sets during which it became a crowd favorite. Knuckles later went into the studio to re-record the track with Principle, and in 1987 helped put Your Love and Baby Wants to Ride out on vinyl after these tunes had been regulars on his reel-to-reel player at the Warehouse for a year.

Frankie Knuckles Net Worth

Frankie Knuckles is one of the richest DJ & listed on most popular DJ. According to our analysis, Wikipedia, Forbes & Business Insider, Frankie Knuckles‘s net worth $5 Million.

Net Worth $5 Million
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He studied Textile Design at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York.

In 1982, Knuckles was introduced to then-unknown Jamie Principle by mutual friend Jose “Louie” Gomez, who had recorded the original vocal-dub of “Your Love” to reel-to-reel tape. Louie Gomez met up with Frankie at the local record pool (I.R.S.) and gave him a tape copy of the track. Knuckles played Gomez’s unreleased dub mix for an entire year in his sets during which it became a crowd favorite. Knuckles later went into the studio to re-record the track with Principle, and in 1987 helped put Your Love and Baby Wants to Ride out on vinyl after these tunes had been regulars on his reel-to-reel player at the Warehouse for a year.

Knuckles was so popular that the Warehouse, initially a members-only club for largely black gay men, began attracting straighter, whiter crowds, leading its owner, Robert Williams, to eschew membership. Knuckles continued DJing at the Warehouse until November 1982, when he started his own club in Chicago, The Power Plant.

Around 1983, Knuckles bought his first drum machine to enhance his mixes from Derrick May, a young DJ who regularly made the trip from Detroit to see Knuckles at the Warehouse and Ron Hardy at the Music Box, both in Chicago. The combination of bare, insistent drum machine pulses and an overlay of cult disco classics defined the sound of early Chicago house music, a sound which many local producers began to mimic in the studios by 1985.

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Knuckles made numerous popular Def Classic Mixes with John Poppo as sound engineer, and Knuckles partnered with David Morales on Def Mix Productions. His debut album Beyond the Mix (1991), released on Virgin Records, contained what would be considered his seminal work, “The Whistle Song”, which was the first of four number ones on the US dance chart. The Def Classic mix of Lisa Stansfield’s “Change”, released in the same year, also featured the whistle-like motif. Another track from the album, “Rain Falls”, featured vocals from Lisa Michaelis. Eight thousand copies of the album had sold by 2004. Other key remixes from this time include his rework of the Electribe 101 anthem “Talking with Myself” and Alison Limerick’s “Where Love Lives”.

Frankie Knuckles Height

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Facts & Trivia

Ranked on the list of most popular DJ. Also ranked in the elit list of famous celebrity born in United States. Frankie Knuckles celebrates birthday on January 18 of every year.

When Junior Vasquez took a sabbatical from The Sound Factory in Manhattan, Knuckles took over and launched a successful run as resident DJ. He continued to work as a remixer through the 1990s and into the next decade, reworking tracks from Michael Jackson, Luther Vandross, Diana Ross, Eternal and Toni Braxton. He released several new singles, including “Keep on Movin’” and a re-issue of an earlier hit “Bac N Da Day” with Definity Records. In 1995, he released his second album titled Welcome to the Real World. By 2004, 13,000 copies had sold.

What happened to Frankie Knuckles?

Death. In the mid-2000s, Knuckles developed Type II diabetes. He developed osteomyelitis after breaking his foot snowboarding, and had it amputated after declining to take time off for treatment. On March 31, 2014, he died in Chicago at the age of 59 due to the complications from his diabetes.

Where is Frankie Knuckles from?

Bronx, New York, NY

Who did Frankie Knuckles influence?

It influenced European rave culture in the late ’80s and now what we call EDM – electronic dance music. You can trace its roots back to what Frankie Knuckles was doing at the Warehouse in Chicago in 1977, ’78, ’79.

How old is Frankie Knuckles?

59 years (1955–2014)

Did Frankie Knuckles invent house music?

Nobody can agree on who invented the blues or birthed rock & roll, but there is no question that house music came from Frankie Knuckles, who died Monday afternoon of as-yet-undisclosed causes at age 59.

Openly gay, Knuckles was inducted into the Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame in 1996.

In October 2004, “Your Love” appeared in the video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, playing on the house music radio station SF-UR.

In 1997, Knuckles won the Grammy Award for Remixer of the Year, Non-Classical. In 2004, the city of Chicago – which “became notorious in the dance community around the world for passing the so-called ‘anti-rave ordinance’ in 2000 that made property owners, promoters and deejays subject to $10,000 fines for being involved in an unlicensed dance party” – named a stretch of street in Chicago after Knuckles, where the old Warehouse once stood, on Jefferson Street between Jackson Boulevard and Madison Street. That stretch of street, called Frankie Knuckles Way, “was renamed when the city declared 25 August 2004 as Frankie Knuckles Day. The Illinois state senator who helped make it happen was Barack Obama. In 2005, Knuckles was inducted into the Dance Music Hall of Fame for his achievements.

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