Earth, Wind & Fire Biography (Wikipedia)
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 are one of the most successful bands of the 20th century. Rolling Stone Magazine described them as "innovative, precise yet sensual, calculated yet galvanizing" and declared that the band "changed the sound of black pop".
The band was founded in Chicago by Maurice White in 1971, having grown out of a previous band known as The Salty Peppers. Other members have included Philip Bailey, Verdine 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. Earth, Wind & Fire have 12 American Music Awards nominations and four awards. They have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Vocal Group Hall of Fame, received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and sold over 100 million records, making them one of the world's best-selling bands of all time. 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. The music industry and fans have bestowed Lifetime Achievement honors 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).
- Are Earth, Wind & Fire up for playing Obama's leaving party? Ralph Johnson reveals...http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03zyj53.jpghttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03zyj53.jpg2016-06-30T07:56:00.000ZDisco dude Ralph tells Chris about the band's exciting new adventures.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p03zyrfx
Are Earth, Wind & Fire up for playing Obama's leaving party? Ralph Johnson reveals...
- 'We didn't know it was going to be mudville!' Earth, Wind and Fire look over Glastonbury 2016http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03znw3b.jpghttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03znw3b.jpg2016-06-27T15:21:00.000ZThe legendary Earth, Wind and Fire join Jo and Dermot.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p03znw45
'We didn't know it was going to be mudville!' Earth, Wind and Fire look over Glastonbury 2016
- Funk Family Tree: Archie Bell & The Drells – The New Rotary Connectionhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03yrqd7.jpghttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03yrqd7.jpg2016-06-18T17:55:00.000ZWe go from Archie Bell & The Drells to The New Rotary Connection, via Dazz Band and Earth, Wind & Fire. Where next?http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p03yrqfc
Funk Family Tree: Archie Bell & The Drells – The New Rotary Connection
- Earth, Wind & Fire Interviewhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02cn3gz.jpghttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02cn3gz.jpg2014-11-22T21:00:00.000ZCraig interviews one of the most successful and critically acclaimed bands of the twentieth century, Earth, Wind & Fire, at the BBC Proms in the Park.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p02cm3k0
Earth, Wind & Fire Interview
- Earth, Wind & Fire chat with Chrishttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p026m37l.jpghttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p026m37l.jpg2014-09-13T11:36:00.000ZChris chats to Earth, Wind & Fire ahead of their headline of BBC Proms in the Park.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p026m37v
Earth, Wind & Fire chat with Chris
- Train feat. Earth, Wind & Fire & Jeff Lynne - Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yourshttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p026jymc.jpghttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p026jymc.jpg2014-09-12T12:42:00.000ZThe marvellous Train enlist the help of a few guests to cover this Stevie Wonder classic!http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p026jyp5
Train feat. Earth, Wind & Fire & Jeff Lynne - Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours
- Simon Mayo interrupts Earth Wind & Fire's tennis lessonhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01xtzxn.jpghttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01xtzxn.jpg2014-05-13T10:06:00.000ZLive from LA, EWF join Simon to preview their headline set at Proms In The Park 2014http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01z007m
Simon Mayo interrupts Earth Wind & Fire's tennis lesson
- Earth, Wind and Fire chat to Steve Wrighthttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01k8z5m.jpghttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01k8z5m.jpg2013-10-24T15:45:00.000ZPhilip Bailey, Verdine White and Ralph Johnson talk about their new EWF album.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01k8z6n
Earth, Wind and Fire chat to Steve Wright
Earth, Wind & Fire Tracks