13 on the Billboard Adult R&B Songs chart and No. 19 on the Billboard Top R&B Albums chart and No. Earth, Wind & Fire, one of our favorite feel-good bands, made history on Sunday as the first Black group to get inducted into the Kennedy Center Honors.. … "[129], A song from the LP titled "Boogie Wonderland", featuring the Emotions, got to No. [79][80] The album was certified triple platinum in the US by the RIAA. [318][319] As well Dwele's rendition of "That's the Way of the World" and Meshell Ndegeocello's cover of "Fantasy", were each Grammy nominated in the category of Best Urban/Alternative Performance. Sun Goddess was certified Gold in the US by the RIAA. [295], On June 8, 2004, EWF were bestowed with the NARAS Signature Governors Award at Los Angeles's Beverly Hills Hotel. [57], In September 1974, a compilation double album titled Another Time with all the songs from EWF's first two studio albums was released by Warner Bros. The album rose to No. [329] Maurice White, Ralph Johnson, Philip Bailey, and Verdine White each received an honorary degree from the Arts and Media College at Columbia College Chicago's 2008 commencement exercises. With sales of over 90 million records, they are one of the world's best-selling bands of all time. The album rose to no. [4][9], The band has won six Grammys from their 17 nominations[10] and four American Music Awards out of 12 nominations. The remix sampler got to No. This LP was in the emerging post-disco style and was partly recorded on the Caribbean island of Montserrat. He had previously played in Chicago clubs as a drummer with Donny Hathaway and Little Feat. [28] Al Rudis of The Chicago Sun Times also wrote the LP "works beautifully and while the elements of Earth, Wind & Fire aren't new, this mixture of them is a unique sound". Cavallo's management of John Sebastian led to a series of gigs as the opening act for the pop/folk singer and The Lovin' Spoonful founder. 15 on the Billboard R&B Singles chart. With the album's title EWF paid tribute to Stepney. The Village Voice's Robert Christgau also described the album as a complete "tour de force". "Boogie Wonderland" is a single by Earth, Wind & Fire with the Emotions, released in April 1979 on Columbia Records. [337], During February 2010 the band participated in the recording of the "We Are the World 25 for Haiti" single. Calling themselves "The Salty Peppers", they went on to have a marginal hit single in the Midwestern area titled "La La Time". Maurice White: Vocals, Kalimba, Drums, Percussion Verdine White: Bass, Percussion, Vocals Philip Bailey: Vocals, Conga, Percussion Jessica Cleaves: Vocals Larry Dunn: Keyboards, Synthesizers Johnny Graham: Guitar, Percussion Ralph Johnson: Drums, Percussion Al McKay: Guitar, Sitar, Percussion Andrew Woolfolk: Flute, Saxophone Artists such as his former bandleader Ramsey Lewis; singer Deniece Williams, who had once been a member of Stevie Wonder's "Wonderlove" backup group; and girl group the Emotions, were signed to the production company. [29], A single from the album called "I Think About Lovin' You" reached No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. [31][65], When the band saw the film they were convinced that it would become a box office bomb, which it eventually was. In 1999, the group also performed on the A&E Network show Live by Request. [269] EWF went on to collaborate with Wyclef Jean on his second studio album, The Ecleftic: 2 Sides II a Book, which was issued in August 2000. [91], A single off the LP called "Getaway" reached No. [334] On April 26, 2009, EWF appeared at the 39th New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Die weltweit präsentierten Bühnenshows von Earth, Wind and Fire zeichneten sich besonders in den 1980er Jahren durch ihre bunten, aufwändigen Kostüme und die außergewöhnliche Choreographie aus. [148], Ken Tucker of Rolling Stone described Raise! Die Besetzung der Band hatte sich jedoch verändert. [39][40][41] Head to the Sky has also been certified Platinum in the US by the RIAA. [301][302], In 2004, EWF and Chicago embarked upon a joint national tour, which gave rise to a DVD of a concert that took place at Los Angeles' Greek Theater titled Chicago & Earth, Wind & Fire – Live at the Greek Theatre. The excellent "September," a brand-new song, soon became a hit in its own right, and the non-LP Beatles cover "Got to Get You into My Life," recorded for the Sgt. That album got to No. On this album EWF collaborated with artists such as will.i.am, Kelly Rowland, Outkast's Big Boi, Floetry and Brian McKnight. 1 on the Billboard Top R&B Albums chart and No. So touren Earth, Wind and Fire heute noch weltweit mit großem Erfolg und nehmen weiterhin Alben auf. Bei dieser Zeremonie waren neben den verbliebenen Originalmitglieder auch die ehemaligen Mitglieder Larry Dunn, Al McKay, Andrew Woolfolk, Fred White und Johnny Graham anwesend.[3]. He was survived by his wife, his two sons, daughter and his brothers Verdine and Fred. Kennedy Center Honors Award Sesame Street Sally Field Earth. 3 on the Billboard Top Soul Albums chart and No. [9][100], In November 1977, EWF released All 'n All, their eighth studio album. The LP's title track rose to No. 1 on the Billboard Dance Club Songs chart and No. [367], Earth, Wind & Fire's songs have been covered by artists including Whitney Houston, D'Angelo, Donny Osmond, Patti LaBelle, Taylor Swift, Olly Murs and Kirk Franklin. )", "Earth, Wind & Fire: Electric Universe [Expanded Edition]", "Earth, Wind & Fire: Electric Universe (Top R&B Albums)", "Earth, Wind & Fire: Electric Universe (Billboard 200)", "Earth, Wind & Fire: Magnetic (Hot R&B Songs)", "Earth, Wind & Fire: Magnetic (Dance Club Songs)", "Earth, Wind & Fire: Touch (Hot R&B Songs)", "Maurice White (album): Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums", "Maurice White: Stand By Me (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)", "Maurice White: Stand By Me (Adult Contemporary Songs)", "Maurice White: I Need You (Adult Contemporary Songs)", "Maurice White: I Need You (Hot R&B Songs)", "Pieces of a Dream: Joyride (Traditional Jazz Albums)", "Pieces of a Dream: Joyride (Top Soul Albums)", "Ramsey Lewis: Keys To The City (Top Contemporary Jazz Albums)", "Earth, Wind & Fire: Touch the World (Top Soul Albums)", "Earth, Wind & Fire: Touch The World (Billboard 200)", "Soul Train Music Awards 1988 Winners & Nominees", "Earth, Wind & Fire: System of Survival (Hot R&B Songs)", "Earth, Wind & Fire: System of Survival (Dance Club Play Songs)", "Earth, Wind & Fire: Thinking Of You (Hot R&B Songs)", "Earth, Wind & Fire: The Best of Earth, Wind & Fire, Vol. Voicing: SAB is the core trio of Mats Gustafsson (sax), Johan Berthling (bass) and Andreas Werlin (drums). Die anderen Bandmitglieder, allen voran Verdine White und Philip Bailey, beschlossen, die Band weiterzuführen. Von diesen Alben wurden acht Lieder zu Top-Hits und standen auf den vordersten Plätzen in den R&B-Charts: Can’t Let Go, After the Love Has Gone, Fantasy, Wait, In the Stone, Boogie Wonderland, Star und You and I. Einen weiteren Top-Hit hatte die Band mit der nur als Single und auf dem Greatest-Hits-Album veröffentlichten schnellen Tanznummer September (1978). [358], On June 6, 2017 Earth, Wind & Fire performed in downtown Nashville, Tennessee at the CMT concert series program, CMT Crossroads, with artists such as Dan + Shay, Martina McBride, Rascall Flatts, Antebellum, Darius Rucker and Sara Evans. charleyt1949on Maurice White. The following is a complete chronology of the various line-ups of Earth, Wind & Fire, from the group's inception in 1971 until the present day. 33 on the Billboard Adult R&B Songs chart. 18 on the UK Blues & Soul Top British Soul Albums chart. 5 on the UK singles charts for two weeks, and was certified Gold by the British Phonographic Industry. 4 on the Billboard Hot R&B Songs chart. The album was certified triple platinum in the US by the RIAA. [78] It rose to No. [10], In 2006, Maurice worked with Maurice Hines, brother of famed entertainer Gregory Hines, to release the Broadway play Hot Feet. Genres: Funk, Soul, Disco. Artists such as Debbie Harry of Blondie, Lou Reed and Cheap Trick also featured on the soundtrack. With only Verdine left, Maurice decided to re-form the group. [204], David Emerson of The Boston Globe called Touch the World "one of their toughest and most convincing records ever". Juni veröffentlicht. [282][290][291], On July 7, 2003, the band was inducted into Hollywood's Rockwalk. The Baltimore Sun also described I Am as being "faultlessly produced. [5], Anlässlich der Grammy Awards 2020 fand am 28. [350] On October 21, 2014, EWF released their first ever holiday album, titled Holiday. [122][123][124], During June 1979, EWF issued their ninth studio album, I Am. Three top tunes by the 70s group Earth Wind & Fire combine to create a sizzling 5-minute showcase that is perfect for any time of year! Die Single My Promise wurde am 24. [10][308][309], A song from the album, called "Pure Gold", reached No. 3 on the UK Singles Chart. 8 on the Billboard Top Soul Albums chart and No. Earth, Wind & Fire have 12 American Music Awards nominations and four awards.They have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Vocal Group Hall of Fame, received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and have sold over 100 million records, making them one of the world's best-selling bands of all time. Here’s a clip of Earth, Wind & Fire performing at the “Yamaha All-Star Concert on the Grand 2020” 1/17/20 Enjoy and “Stay Smooooth”. Das Konzert wurde am 21. [315], Interpretations: Celebrating the Music of Earth, Wind & Fire, an album featuring cover versions of EWF's material, was released in March 2007 on Stax Records. Maurice held further auditions in L.A. where he added Michael Beal on guitar, Chester Washington on reeds, and Leslie Drayton on trumpet. Full Bio & Images Fire! [63] [19][20][21], Lester Bangs of Rolling Stone noted a "heavy Sly influence" and the "smooth harmonies" of The Fifth Dimension on the LP. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100. 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Fire! [151][152] As well "Let's Groove" was Grammy nominated in the category of Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals. [346], On January 13, 2014, former percussionist Beloyd Taylor, who co-wrote the band's 1976 hit "Getaway", died. During that year his second Gospel LP, Triumph, was issued and it also won a Grammy. and "Shining Star". 13 on the Cashbox Jazz Albums chart. [198] Bailey later featured on Stevie Wonder's 1986 album In Square Circle and Ray Parker Jr.'s 1987 LP After Dark. 30 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary Songs chart. [227], During September 1993, came the release of the band's 16th studio album, Millennium issued on Warner Bros. Records. The LP rose to No. [37], A single called "Mom" got to No. 1 on both the Billboard 200 and Top Soul Albums charts respectively. 35 on the US Billboard Adult Contemporary Songs chart and No. Lori Johnson conducting singers each in an isolation booth. [143][144] As a single, "And Love Goes On" rose to No. Verdine White went on to promote go-go bands like Trouble Funk and E.U..[9] The compilation album The Collection was released May 1986, stayed at No. [407] Quincy Jones has proclaimed himself to be the "biggest fan of Earth, Wind & Fire since day one. [365] EW&F were one of the inductees at the 42nd Kennedy Center Honors which took place on December 7, 2019. [250] Change Your Mind rose to No. EWF's song "In the Stone" has also been used for several years as the introductory theme for the festival's broadcasts. Nachdem sich Earth Wind & Fire 1985 wegen musikalischer Differenzen vorübergehend aufgelöst hatten, nahm er sein erstes Soloalbum Maurice White auf. EWF's rendition of "Got to Get You into My Life" was the biggest hit from the film's soundtrack, reaching No. A single from this album, “I Think About Lovin’ You,” provided EWF with their first Top 40 R&B hit. [207], On the album was a track written by an unknown songwriter by the name of Skylark titled "System of Survival". Hold Me was also Grammy nominated in the category of Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance. [64], During 1975, EWF was approached by Sig Shore, producer of the motion picture Super Fly, to record the soundtrack to a new film titled That's the Way of the World. Maurice White war bis zu seinem Tod im Jahr 2016 weiterhin Mitglied der Band und trat bei den Studioaufnahmen als Sänger und Produzent in Erscheinung. Seit 1998 trat Maurice White aus Krankheitsgründen nicht mehr live mit der Band auf. 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David Whitworth – percussion, vocals (1996–present), Myron McKinley – keyboards, musical director (2001–present), Philip Bailey, Jr. – vocals, percussion (2008–present), Morris O'Connor – lead guitar, vocals (2008–present), Serg Dimitrijevic – rhythm guitar, vocals (2012–present), This page was last edited on 10 January 2021, at 22:23. Maurice White (December 19, 1941 – February 4, 2016) was an American singer, musician, songwriter, and record producer. [115], In 1978, White established a vanity label of CBS titled The American Record Company (ARC), and alongside sound engineer George Massenburg, a new recording studio called 'The Complex' in West Los Angeles. Overview. [192][193][194][195], Philip Bailey also issued his second solo album, Chinese Wall, in 1984 on Columbia. Scrobblez des chansons pour obtenir des recommandations de titres, albums et artistes pour lesquels vous aurez un vrai coup de cœur. 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