Frankie Knuckles

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Also performs as: The Night Writers (aka Frankie Knuckles, house)

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Francis Warren Nicholls, Jr., better known by his stage name Frankie Knuckles (January 18, 1955 – March 31, 2014), 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.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1991 Beyond the Mix Frankie Knuckles 1
1995 Welcome to the Real World Frankie Knuckles & Adeva 1
2004 A New Reality Frankie Knuckles 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1995 United DJs of the World Compilation Frankie Knuckles & David Morales 1
1995 United DJs of America, Volume 4: David Morales & Frankie Knuckles Compilation David Morales & Frankie Knuckles 1
1996 Ministry of Sound: Sessions 6 Compilation Frankie Knuckles 1
1998 Best of Frankie Knuckles Compilation Frankie Knuckles 1
2000 Choice: A Collection of Classics Compilation Frankie Knuckles 1
2000 The Godfather of House Music Compilation Frankie Knuckles 1

Single

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1987 Baby Wants to Ride / Your Love Frankie Knuckles 1
1989 Tears Frankie Knuckles & Satoshi Tomiie 4
1991 The Whistle Song Frankie Knuckles 3
1995 Too Many Fish Frankie Knuckles feat. Adeva 1
2004 Bac n da Day Frankie Knuckles 1

EP

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1987 Ultimate Production Frankie Knuckles feat. Jamie Principle 1

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