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Frankie Knuckles Interviewed in NYC

Frank Broughton,, 27 February 1995

Anyone with even a passing knowledge of dancefloor history knows Frankie Knuckles respectfully as the 'Godfather of House'. Together with his childhood friend Larry Levan he ran wild on the early disco scene: his first job was spiking the punch at Nicky Siano's Gallery. Transplanted to Chicago after a residency at the bacchanal of New York's Continental Baths, it was Frankie's sets of ballsy older disco at the Warehouse that ignited this polite mid-western city and gave house music its name. This interview was conducted just after the shock closure of New York's Sound Factory, another great room that Mr Nicholls had (briefly) made his own.

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