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Earth, Wind & Fire

Earth, Wind and Fire was founded in 1970 by Maurice White – who had previously been drummer with modern jazz pioneer John Coltrane, and who had also backed Muddy Waters.

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The seven-piece band topped the US charts in 1975 with Shining Star, crossing over into the pop chart.

Their remarkable stage act was an extraordinary mixture of music, illusion, sci-fi pyrotechnics and choreography, and featured a revolving drummer and a flying bass player.

Maurice White died in February 2016 at the age of 74. He had been battling Parkinson’s disease since the late ’80s.

Wade Flemmons
Vocals, keyboards
Sherry Scott 

Vocals
Philip Bailey
Vocals, percussion
Maurice White
Vocals, drums, percussion
Michael Beale 

Guitar
Don Whitehead
Piano, vocals
Verdine White 

Bass
Fred White 
Drums
Alex Thomas 

Trombone
Chet Washington 

Tenor saxophone
Yackov Ben Israel 

Percussion
Jessica Cleaves 

Vocals
Roland 
Bautista 
Guitar
Larry Dunn 

Keyboards
Ronnie Laws
Saxophone, flute, guitar
Ralph Johnson 

Drums, percussion
Al McKay
Guitar
Andrew Woodfolk
Horns
Johnny Graham
Horns

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