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RIP FRANKIE KNUCKLES, GODFATHER OF HOUSE AND SMART BAR RESIDENT

Metro/Smart Bar Mourns Frankie Knuckles. Metro/Smart Bar joins the Chicago music community and music fans around the world in mourning the loss of the Godfather of House, Frankie Knuckles. “Frankie was always one of those DJs that through his music could take us from the dance floor to church. He was the first person I heard use a Martin Luther King Jr speech as part of a remix. He was an innovator and a pioneer who influenced generations of musicians and music fans. He took me under his wing 35 years ago at the original Warehouse and then the Power Plant. Frankie was the first DJ we ever booked for Metro/Smart Bar – he played our opening weekend. He’s one of the few artists to have played the club in all three decades of its existence. He was a pioneer, a consummate professional. I was lucky to have worked with and collaborated with him. He is and will always be the Godfather of House, but more than that, to me, he was a dear, dear friend who I will deeply miss.” – Joe Shanahan

Posted on: December 10th, 2001 by dan No Comments