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Fans don't see Knuckles at his birthday party
Special to the online edition of Windy City Times
2014-01-21

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A huge line snaked down the block at 10 p.m. on Jan. 19 from Smart Bar below Metro for a sold-out Frankie Knuckles birthday show Jan. 19, but people were visibly disappointed when at 4 a.m. DJ Knuckles had still not made the expected appearance.

The diverse crowd filled Queen!, a popular venue each week, packing the dance floor.

Knuckles' birthday-party guests included house-music legends David Morales, Louie Vega and Derrick Carter. Singer Inaya Day belted out classics like "Keep Pushin'" and a duet with surprise guest Ultra Nate.

Day sang "Happy Birthday" for the crowd after stating Knuckles was in the house somewhere and listening. It was then announced that Knuckles was upstairs and sick and so unable to greet the fans who had waited for six hours to see and hear him spin the turntables.

One member of the audience shouted, "That's bullshit!" Morales picked up the microphone and rebutted with, "Check yourself. Frankie is the reason we are all here" to strong applause.

Next birthday "The Godfather of House Music" will turn 60 years old.

Text and photos by Jerry Nunn. Photo gallery at the link: www.windycitymediagroup.com/gay/lesbian/news/photospreadthumbs.php .


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