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‘Godfather’ of house music Frankie Knuckles dead at 59

by AFP
Frankie Knuckles, pioneer of house music mixed records for the like of Michael Jackson, and Whitney Houston. File photo
The death of a man dubbed the “godfather” of Chicago house music was confirmed by his longtime business partner, Frederick Dunson, the Chicago Tribune reported.
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