Earth, Wind & Fire

Earth, Wind & Fire



Earth, Wind & Fire (EWF) is an American band that has spanned the musical genres of R&B, soul, funk, jazz, disco, pop, rock, Latin, and African. They were one of the most successful bands of the 1970s.[1][2] Rolling Stone called them "innovative, precise yet sensual, calculated yet galvanizing" and declared that the band "changed the sound of black pop".[3] The kalimba (African thumb piano) is played on all of the band's albums.[4]

The band was founded in Chicago by Maurice White in 1970, having grown out of a previous band known as the Salty Peppers.[5][6] Other members have included Philip Bailey, Verdine White, Fred White, Ralph Johnson, Larry Dunn, Al McKay and Andrew Woolfolk. The band has received 20 Grammy nominations; they won six as a group and two of its members, Maurice White and Bailey, won separate individual awards.[2] Earth, Wind & Fire has 12 American Music Awards nominations and four awards.[2] 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 90 million records, making them one of the world's best-selling bands of all time.[7][8][9][5][10]

Five members of Earth, Wind & Fire were also inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame: Maurice White, Philip Bailey, Verdine White, Larry Dunn, and Al McKay.[11] The band received Lifetime Achievement awards from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (Rhythm & Soul Heritage Award – 2002), NAACP (Hall of Fame – 1994), and the BET Awards (Lifetime Achievement Award – 2002).[2]

Earth, Wind & Fire is known for its horn section, energetic and elaborate stage shows, and the contrast between Philip Bailey's falsetto vocals and Maurice White's baritone.[1] In the 1970s and early 1980s, the band's hits "Shining Star", "That's the Way of the World", "Devotion", "Reasons", "Sing a Song", "Can't Hide Love", "Getaway", "Fantasy", "Love's Holiday", "September", "Boogie Wonderland", "After the Love Has Gone", and "Let's Groove". Two songs have been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame: "That's the Way of the World" (2004) and "Shining Star" (2007).[2]

Earth, Wind & Fire is the first African-American act to sell out Madison Square Garden and to receive the MSG Gold Ticket Award.[2] President Barack Obama invited Earth, Wind & Fire to perform at the White House.



Live in Tokyo
Live in Tokyo is an album by musical group Earth, Wind & Fire, released on June 23, 2017.
Let's Groove
"Let's Groove" is a song by the American band Earth, Wind & Fire from their eleventh studio album Raise!
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band is a 1978 American musical comedy film directed by Michael Schultz and written by Henry Edwards. The film tells the loosely constructed story of a band as they wrangle with the music industry and battle evil forces bent on stealing their instruments and corrupting their home town of Heartland.
All 'n All
All 'N All is the eighth studio album by the American band Earth, Wind & Fire, released in 1977 on Columbia Records.

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River Spirit Casino - Margaritaville
Tulsa, United States
March 2, 2018
Austin City Limits Live
Austin, United States
March 4, 2018
Smart Financial Centre At Sugar Land
Sugar Land, United States
March 6, 2018
Florida Strawberry Festival
Plant City, United States
March 9, 2018
Florida Theatre
Jacksonville, United States
March 10, 2018
Macon City Auditorium @ The Macon Centreplex
Macon, United States
March 11, 2018
1st SUMMIT ARENA at Cambria County War Memorial
Johnstown, United States
March 14, 2018
Covelli Centre
Youngstown, United States
March 16, 2018
Four Winds Casino Resort / Silver Creek Event Center
New Buffalo, United States
March 17, 2018
Treasure Island Resort & Casino
Welch, United States
March 18, 2018
Embassy Theatre
Fort Wayne, United States
March 21, 2018
Riverside Theater
Milwaukee, United States
March 23, 2018
Overture Center for the Arts - Overture Hall
Madison, United States
March 24, 2018
Peoria Civic Theater
Peoria, United States
March 25, 2018
Venetian Theatre at the Venetian Las Vegas
Las Vegas, United States
May 2, 2018
Venetian Theatre at the Venetian Las Vegas
Las Vegas, United States
May 4, 2018
Venetian Theatre at the Venetian Las Vegas
Las Vegas, United States
May 5, 2018
Arlington Theater
Santa Barbara, United States
May 8, 2018
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Las Vegas, United States
May 9, 2018
Venetian Theatre at the Venetian Las Vegas
Las Vegas, United States
May 11, 2018
Venetian Theatre at the Venetian Las Vegas
Las Vegas, United States
May 12, 2018
City National Civic
San Jose, United States
May 15, 2018
Harrah's Resort Southern California
Valley Center, United States
May 18, 2018
BottleRock (festival)
Napa, United States
May 25, 2018
Berlin, Germany
July 9, 2018
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Munich, Germany
July 10, 2018
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July 12, 2018
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July 13, 2018
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Rotterdam, Netherlands
July 14, 2018


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