I was shocked to hear that Frankie Knuckles, the Godfather of House, had died yesterday at the age of 59. Of course, this is much too young to die, and on top of that, he made great music. One of his biggest hits was The Whistle Song, which is just sublime. You can hear that he mixed disco with the thing that later would become house. Great music, great dance beats. Enjoy
Frankie Knuckles- The Whistle Song
Rest In Peace- Frankie Knuckles (59)
I’m shocked. Today, just a few moments ago, when I started up a newssite to find inspiration for a limerick, I saw Phil Everly died. He was part of the Everly Brothers, and I think they were one of the groups who gave music a destination. Between all the rock ‘n roll and doowop music, they created a whole new sound, which inspired one of the biggest bands in the world, the Beatles. They changed music, and still their music is inspiring.
They were the origins of some groups and people. In the summer, I gave a presentation about the U.S.A., and someone thought they were Simon & Garfunkel, who covered one of their songs. Their sound is great, harmonic, and maybe they are bigger than the Beatles, although they are to most people unknown.
RIP Phil Everly (74)
The Everly Brothers- Bye Bye Love (their first hit)