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“Music is always a creative process that comes
from the heart. It’s a feeling, a vibration that we
ride on.”--Maurice White.
the windy city,
Maurice White, formerly
of the “Salty Peppers”,
formed “a new kind of band”,
akin to the big sound of “Chicago”.
Maurice wanted to create
a unique kind of sound,.
authentic, flexible, complex
He put together a rag-tag
bunch of his musical friends,
and called it--
Earth, Wind, & Fire.
The band has gone on
performing for 53 years.
It’s style spans jazz,
They have sold 90 million records,
are multiple Grammy winners,
are on the Hollywood Walk of Fame,
and have been inducted into
the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Quincy Jones, Miles Davis, and Alicia Keys
call it their “All time favorite band”.
When Maurice was asked why
“Water” was left out of their name,
he said,”Too many words”.
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