Maurice White

Maurice White

 

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Maurice White (December 19, 1941 – February 3, 2016) was an American singer-songwriter, musician, record producer, arranger and bandleader. He was the founder of the band Earth, Wind & Fire. He was also the older brother of current Earth, Wind & Fire member Verdine White, and former member Fred White. He served as the band's main songwriter and record producer, and was co-lead singer along with Philip Bailey.[1]

He won seven Grammys,[2] and was nominated for a total of twenty Grammys.[3][4] White was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Vocal Group Hall of Fame as a member of Earth, Wind & Fire,[4] and was also inducted individually into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.[3]

Also known by his nickname "Reese", he worked with several famous recording artists, including Deniece Williams, the Emotions, Barbra Streisand and Neil Diamond. White was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in the late 1980s, which led him eventually to stop touring with Earth, Wind & Fire in 1994. He retained executive control of the band, and remained active in the music business.

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Earth, Wind & Fire
 
Maurice White
 
Maurice White is a 1985 album by American singer and musician Maurice White released on Columbia Records.
Urban Knights I
 
Urban Knights I is a jazz album by Urban Knights which was released on GRP records in 1995.
Urban Knights II
 
Urban Knights II is a jazz album by Urban Knights which was released on GRP records in 1997.

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