During the 1970s, a new brand of pop music was born – one that was steeped in African and African-American styles – particularly jazz and R&B but appealed to a broader cross-section of the listening public. As founder and leader of the band Earth, Wind & Fire, Maurice White not only embraced but also helped bring about this evolution of pop, which bridged the gap that has often separated the musical tastes of black and white America. Read MORE...
Maurice White (December 19, 1941 – February 3, 2016)
American singer-songwriter, musician, record producer, arranger and bandleader,
the founder of the band Earth, Wind & Fire.
The Soul of Earth, Wind & Fire
Having been nominated for 21 Grammy Awards, Maurice White won seven Grammys. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Vocal Group Hall of Fame as a member of Earth, Wind & Fire, and was also individually inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.