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‘Godfather’ of house music Frankie Knuckles dead at 59

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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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‘Bappi Lahiri Live in Muscat’ on April 25
Renowned Indian singer, composer and music director Bappi Lahir’s show in Oman will provide an excellent entertainment to music lovers of all ages


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Bigg Boss 7 started with a bang
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Himmatwala: Mindless masala flick
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