Permanent Black Man
The Bronx native relocated to Chicago in the late 1970s and soon became the premier figure in the city’s burgeoning club scene. He was the resident DJ at Chicago’s Warehouse before launching his own venue, Power Plant.
In addition to remixing artists such as Michael Jackson, Luther Vandross, and Diana Ross, Knuckles released a series of original productions, including a 1987′s “Your Love” and 1991′s “The Whistle Song”.
In 2004, the City of Chicago renamed a stretch of Jefferson Street near the site of the Warehouse "The Godfather of House Music" Frankie Knuckles Way.
In 2005, he was inducted into the House Music Hall of Fame.