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Maurice White, Earth, Wind, & Fire Founder, Dead At 74


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(AllHipHop News) As a founding member of the world-renowned R & B group –Earth, Wind, & Fire — Maurice White has been on the world’s stage since 1969. As a co-lead singer, essential writer, and producer Mr. White’s creativity helped secure their legendary status. Yesterday (Feb. 4), at the age of 74, Maurice White would pass away in his sleep.

Reared in Memphis, following his high school graduation, Mr. White would make the move to the Wind City. It was there that he discovered his organic ability to make music. His musical career was solidified as an employee of the Chess Recording company. He would work there for five years.

Due to complications with Parkinson’s, back in the ’80’s, he had to step away from the stage’s spotlight. Regardless of that setback, Earth, Wind, & Fire’s legacy was already applauded by history. A slew of accomplishments have been amassed by the group’s artist efforts.

The group has earned multiple American Music Awards, several Grammy awards, a permanent star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and an induction into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame.

Rest In Peace.

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  • STEPH

    A true and talented legend who I’m grateful to have witnessed his contributions through various works on Earth, Wind & Fire albums and hip hop as well…R.I.P.

  • Markus

    Sad day in music. Every station whatever the genre of music they play should at least play one song from the classic timeless catalog from one of the greatest bands that ever lived. Earth,Wind and Fire are legendary and this man and his contributions to music are special and appreciated. Much respect to a true artist. Rest in peace and condolences to his family and friends.

  • hoeyuno

    Damn RIP!!! I just read 2 days ago that Uncle Phil’s lawyer firm was named Firth, Wynn, and Meyer. A play Off Earth Wind and Fire since Quincey Jones loved them so much.

  • IDNTGIVAFUCKBOUTNOTHING

    Grew up on that Earth, Wind, and Fire. R.I.P.

  • THA CARTERVII

    Just played September at my wedding 3 months ago!!!!BRUH!!!Get some rest Maurice you got a bigger stage to perform on now!!!!💯✔🔊🔊👏👏

  • Nightmare

    R.I.P.