House Music gained its roots with Frankie Knuckles holding a nearly five-year stint at the Warehouse which had a huge influence on Chicago’s dance music scene. Robert Williams encouraged Knuckles to move from New York to Chicago in 1977 to headline his new after-hours juice bar, the Warehouse, at 206 S. Jefferson Street. Knuckles became famous for spinning disco edits alongside the latest underground cuts. Frankie’s edits and song selections were innovative for the time, leading to a new movement called “House Music” taken from the name of the club.
Now we step back to Chicago August 1981, step inside and experience the breath of a genre.