Frankie Knuckles

Real Name:
Francis Nicholls
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American DJ, record producer and remixer, born 18 January 1955 in South Bronx, New York City, New York, USA, died 31 March 2014 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

Knuckles was the DJ at the Warehouse nightclub in Chicago from 1977 to 1982. It is widely accepted that his style of DJing and his selection and the appeal of the Warehouse gave house music its name, although in the beginning, the word 'house' was used only in Chicago to denote something which was cool, hip, fresh or bad. Knuckles had been long time friends with Larry Levan, they had had their musical upbringing together from going to clubs like Loft and the Gallery.

Due to his importance in the development of house, Knuckles was often known as "The Godfather of House Music", and as such the city of Chicago named a stretch of street and a day after Knuckles in 2004. His accomplishments earned him a Grammy Award in 1997. As well, Knuckles was inducted into the Dance Music Hall of Fame for his achievements in 2005.
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Albums

4-91618 Frankie Knuckles - Beyond The Mix album art Frankie Knuckles Beyond The Mix (Album) Virgin, Virgin 4-91618 US 1991 Sell This Version
CDVUS82 Frankie Knuckles - Welcome To The Real World album art Frankie Knuckles Featuring Adeva Frankie Knuckles Featuring Adeva - Welcome To The Real World (Album) Virgin CDVUS82 UK 1995 Sell This Version
DF2004 Frankie Knuckles - A New Reality album art Frankie Knuckles A New Reality (Album) Definity Records DF2004 US 2004 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

DJ 923 Frankie Knuckles - You Can't Hide album art Frankie Knuckles You Can't Hide D.J. International Records DJ 923 US 1986 Sell This Version
DJ 848 Frankie Knuckles - Only The Strong Survive album art Frankie Knuckles Only The Strong Survive D.J. International Records DJ 848 US 1987 Sell This Version
TX150 Frankie Knuckles - Baby Wants To Ride / Bad Boy album art Frankie Knuckles Baby Wants To Ride / Bad Boy Trax Records TX150 US 1987 Sell This Version
TX151 Frankie Knuckles - It's A Cold World album art Frankie Knuckles It's A Cold World Trax Records TX151 US 1987 Sell This Version
DJ-903 Frankie Knuckles - Ultimate Production album art Frankie Knuckle's* Ultimate Production D.J. International Records DJ-903 US 1987 Sell This Version
TX150 Frankie Knuckles - Baby Wants To Ride / Your Love album art Frankie Knuckles Baby Wants To Ride / Your Love (Maxi, Single) Trax Records TX150 US 1987 Sell This Version
LPSMP 1 Frankie Knuckles - Only The Strong Survive / All Dis Music album art Frankie Knuckles / Romance Frankie Knuckles / Romance - Only The Strong Survive / All Dis Music(12", Promo, Smplr) FFRR LPSMP 1 UK 1988 Sell This Version
12TEK20 Frankie Knuckles - Your Love (Tommy Vee, Mauro Ferrucci & Keller Remix) album art Frankie Knuckles Your Love (Tommy Vee, Mauro Ferrucci & Keller Remix) Btech 12TEK20 Sweden 1989 Sell This Version
886-665-1 Frankie Knuckles - Tears album art Frankie Knuckles - Satoshi Tomiie Frankie Knuckles - Satoshi Tomiie - Tears (Single) FFRR 886-665-1 US 1989 Sell This Version
TRAXT 4 Frankie Knuckles - Move Your Body ('90 Remix) album art Frankie Knuckles Presents Marshall Jefferson Frankie Knuckles Presents Marshall Jefferson - Move Your Body ('90 Remix) Radical Records (5), Trax Records TRAXT 4 UK 1989 Sell This Version
0-96173 Frankie Knuckles - Rain Falls album art Frankie Knuckles Rain Falls (Maxi, Single) Virgin 0-96173 US 1991 Sell This Version
PRCD 4037 Frankie Knuckles - It's Hard Sometime album art Frankie Knuckles Featuring Shelton Becton Frankie Knuckles Featuring Shelton Becton - It's Hard Sometime (Maxi, Single) Virgin PRCD 4037 US 1991 Sell This Version
VUS 47, 114 564 Frankie Knuckles - The Whistle Song album art Frankie Knuckles The Whistle Song (Single) Virgin VUS 47, 114 564 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
DMD 1784 Frankie Knuckles - Workout album art Frankie Knuckles Featuring Roberta Gilliam Frankie Knuckles Featuring Roberta Gilliam - Workout Virgin DMD 1784 US 1992 Sell This Version
VUSTDJ 60 Frankie Knuckles - Rain Falls / Workout album art Frankie Knuckles Rain Falls / Workout (Single) Virgin Records America, Inc. VUSTDJ 60 UK 1992 Sell This Version
SPRO-11002 Frankie Knuckles - Passion And Pain album art Frankie Knuckles featuring Adeva Frankie Knuckles featuring Adeva - Passion And Pain (Maxi) Virgin Records America, Inc. SPRO-11002 US 1995 Sell This Version
DPRO-12721 Frankie Knuckles - Too Many Fish album art Frankie Knuckles Featuring Adeva Frankie Knuckles Featuring Adeva - Too Many Fish (Maxi, Single) Virgin DPRO-12721 US 1995 Sell This Version
VUSCDJ 98 Frankie Knuckles - Whadda U Want (From Me) album art Frankie Knuckles Featuring Adeva Frankie Knuckles Featuring Adeva - Whadda U Want (From Me) (Maxi, Single) Virgin, Virgin VUSCDJ 98 UK 1995 Sell This Version
VCRTDJ 3 Frankie Knuckles - Walkin' album art Frankie Knuckles Featuring Adeva & Ricky Dillard's New Generation Chorale Frankie Knuckles Featuring Adeva & Ricky Dillard's New Generation Chorale - Walkin'(12", Promo) VC Recordings VCRTDJ 3 UK 1995 Sell This Version
DPRO - 11046 Frankie Knuckles - Tell Me Why album art Frankie Knuckles Tell Me Why(CD, Single, Promo) Virgin Records America, Inc. DPRO - 11046 US 1995 Sell This Version
Y-38538, 7243 8 38538 1 6 Frankie Knuckles - Love Can Change It / Walkin' album art Frankie Knuckles Love Can Change It / Walkin' (Maxi) Virgin Records America, Inc. Y-38538, 7243 8 38538 1 6 US 1995 Sell This Version
UCA L 007-6 Frankie Knuckles - Baby Wants To Ride (The Remixes) album art Frankie Knuckles & Jamie Principal* Frankie Knuckles & Jamie Principal* - Baby Wants To Ride (The Remixes) UCA Records London UCA L 007-6 UK 1997 Sell This Version

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woodyb

woodyb

July 22, 2019
Guess the real first record he was involved is https://www.discogs.com/it/Spunk-Tighten-It-Up/release/1566208?ev=item-vc
Spunk ‎– Tighten It Up as Mixing Consultant!
1969

1969

February 28, 2018
edited about 1 year ago
The Legend may be gone, but his music will be here forever...enjoy it...that's what he wanted...
Melodiesmaker

Melodiesmaker

December 31, 2017
I love y ou frankie tank y ou for vert repose en paix
house music for ever,,,,
planet303

planet303

August 14, 2016
So many TEARS, drippin n droppin droppin n drippin. Rest in Peace Frankie Knuckles!
soul_survivor

soul_survivor

September 15, 2014
I LOVE YOU FRANKIE FOREVER...RIP & GOD bless you! thanks 4 all timeless music!
Deefex

Deefex

April 15, 2014
R.I.P. Truly a house/dance music legend. He will be missed.
funkseeker

funkseeker

April 5, 2014
edited over 4 years ago
It's hard sometime.. It's not the same now :-(
Miss you very much big brother!
stewy1970

stewy1970

April 3, 2014
R.I.P Frankie,You were a true ''House Music'' Pioneer.Your music will inspire for ever!
Respect from the U.K.
steamybrown2003

steamybrown2003

April 2, 2014
Sleep tight beautiful man, may you and Larry forever be playing in Heaven together.
Pentrazemine

Pentrazemine

April 2, 2014
The Godfather of House has just left the house.

Rest in Peace! :(

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