RIP: Maurice White
05 Feb
Not in Hall of Fame
We lost another musical legend and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer today.

At the age of 74, Maurice White, the founder, and lead singer and songwriter for the legendary band, Earth, Wind & Fire died last night in his sleep.

Earth, Wind & Fire would become one of the most successful bands of the 1970’s, and as the heart and leader of the group is arguably one of the most successful musicians of all time.  The band would have six top ten albums and seven top ten singles, most notably “Boogie Wonderland”, “Shining Star”, “September” and “Let’s Groove”.

In addition to taking Earth, Wind & Fire to the disco/funk/R&B stratosphere, White took the careers of the Emotions and Deniece Williams to the next level and was a key collaborator for artists like the Weather Report, Neil Diamond and Jennifer Holliday.

Maurice White was forced to leave as an active performer from Earth, Wind & Fire due to complications from Parkinson’s Disease, but he still remained in the background as the head of the band.  He would still remain active as a producer and a songwriter.

We here at would like to offer our condolences to the friends and family of Maurice White.

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