The 25th of August is Frankie Knuckles Day!

This is rare footage of Frankie’s street dedication from the city of Chicago on 25 August 2004 as Frankie Knuckles Way!

Frankie was born in 1955 in New York and played an important role in developing house music in Chicago during the 1980s, when the genre was in its infancy.

Knuckles moved to Chicago in 1977 and began DJing at the Warehouse, where he played tracks in a NYC style which included beat-mixing and the addition of percussion fills from a separate turntable in order to spruce up the sound. Frankie now rests in peace since 31. March 2014.


The Frankie Knuckles Foundation is a not for profit educational, and cultural organization dedicated to the advancement of Frankie Knuckles’ mission as the global ambassador of house music through media, conservation and public events continuing and supporting the causes he advocated.
 
The FKF is a recognized 501c3 and focused on these initiatives: music in schools, LGBTQ youth homelessness, AIDS research / prevention & diabetes research / education.