Frankie Knuckles, the Grammy-winning pioneer of house music who also mixed records for the likes of Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston, died at age 59, according to AFP. After learning to be a club DJ in New York, Knuckles moved to Chicago in the late 1970s and forged fame as one of the city's most influential dance music forces. By the late '80s, Knuckles and many of his peers were stars in Europe’s emerging rave scene. He continued to spin at clubs around the world until his death, including a gig at a London club in late March 2014.
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