9. HOUSE MUSIC PIONEER FRANKIE KNUCKLES DIES
Pioneering house music producer Frankie Knuckles has died "unexpectedly" at the age of 59. Although he was born in the Bronx, New York, Knuckles made his name as a DJ in the early Chicago house scene of the 1980s. As well as helping to establish his genre of music, Knuckles mixed records by artists such as Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson and Depeche Mode.