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We'll miss you Maurice

 

We're saddened by the loss of Maurice White. Founder + Leader of Earth, Wind & Fire who passed today at 74. 

Earth, Wind & Fire drew inspiration from funk, jazz, R&B and Latin music – along with Sly Stone and James Brown.  They set the tone for soul music in the Seventies. One of their biggest hits was Shining Star," which White co-wrote, got them their first Number One. Rolling Stone included the group's smooth 1975 single, "That's the Way of the World," on its list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

 Earth, Wind & Fire won six Grammys over the course of their career. In 2000, they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 

We'll miss you Maurice!