Frankie Knuckles

In the 80’s and early 90’s, Black gay men often flocked to a sacred space - the dance floor - if only for a few hours.
As the old saying goes, better late than never. That could apply to the arrival of electronic dance music or EDM to the mainstream. Compared to rock and hip hop, it took more than 30 years for this once-underground sound to finally reach its current commercial peak.
Isabel Rose's "Reflections" as remixed by Frankie Knuckles and Eric Kupper
Everyone got along… Which served as further proof that House music -- this uniquely Chicago music style -- represents the
"Frankie was such a lovely man and a great talent," John said in a statement, "and his legacy provides a powerful voice to
Frankie Knuckles performs during the 2013 Wavefront Music Festival at Montrose Beach on July 6, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois
"I think dancing is one of the best things anyone can do for themselves. And it doesn’t cost anything," Knuckles once told
The birthplace of all that's cool and modern in music wasn't Memphis, Liverpool or the South Bronx. It was Dusseldorf, Germany, where Kraftwerk invented the future we are now living.