Chicago House Music Oral History Project
 
Interview with Alan King, Esq.

Authors

Micah Salkind

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DJ Alan King is, according to a recent article in Crain’s Chicago Business, living a double life. He’s an employment litigation lawyer for the Chicago office of Philadelphia-based firm Drinker Biddle by day, and a longstanding member of the Chosen Few Disco Corp. by night. Influenced by DJs like Michael Ezebukwu and Frankie Knuckles, King got his start DJing at juice bars and parochial schools for teens on Chicago’s South Side during the early 1980s. He is part of the team that produces the annual Chosen Few Old School Reunion Picnic each year in Jackson Park during July 4th weekend.

Publication Date

2014

Publisher

Columbia College Chicago

City

Chicago

Keywords

House Music, Chicago, Illinois, Chosen Few Disco Corp., disc jockey

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Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Disciplines

History | Music | Regional Sociology

Comments

This interview is part of the Chicago House Music Oral History Project held at Columbia College Chicago and was captured for Do You Remember House? Chicago's Queer of Color Undergrounds authored by Micah Salkind and published in 2019. The work integrates histories of music, production, DJing, dance, fashion, and slang and addresses movements that led to the development of Chicago's house music.

Interview with Alan King, Esq.

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