Earth, Wind & Fire
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/960x540/p01bqgp4.jpg
1969
https://musicbrainz.org/artist/535afeda-2538-435d-9dd1-5e10be586774
Earth, Wind & Fire

Earth, Wind & Fire Biography (Wikipedia)

Earth, Wind & Fire (abbreviated as EWF or EW&F) is an American band that has spanned the musical genres of R&B, soul, funk, jazz, disco, pop, rock, dance, Latin, and Afro pop. They have been described as one of the most innovative and commercially successful acts of all time. Rolling Stone called them "innovative, precise yet sensual, calculated yet galvanizing" and declared that the band "changed the sound of black pop". VH1 has also described EWF as "one of the greatest bands" ever.

The band was founded in Chicago by Maurice White in 1969, having grown out of a previous band known as the Salty Peppers. Other prominent members of EWF have included Philip Bailey, Verdine White, Ralph Johnson, Larry Dunn, Al McKay, Roland Bautista, Sonny Emory, Sheldon Reynolds and Andrew Woolfolk. The band is known for its dynamic horn section, kalimba sound, energetic and elaborate stage shows, and the contrast between Philip Bailey's falsetto vocals and Maurice White's baritone.

The band has won six Grammys from their 17 nominations. They have won four American Music Awards out of 12 nominations. They have also 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 sold over 90 million records, making them one of the world's best-selling bands of all time. EWF has been inducted into the NAACP Image Award Hall of Fame and Hollywood's Rockwalk. The band have received an ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Heritage Award, BET Lifetime Achievement Award, and Soul Train Legend Award. EWF has received a NARAS Signature Governor's Award, a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, and the 2012 Congressional Horizon Award.

This entry is from Wikipedia, the user-contributed encyclopedia. It may not have been reviewed by professional editors and is licensed under an Attribution-ShareAlike Creative Commons License. If you find the biography content factually incorrect or highly offensive you can edit this article at Wikipedia. Find out more about our use of this data.

Earth, Wind & Fire Performances & Interviews


Earth, Wind & Fire Tracks

Sort by

Earth, Wind & Fire
Boogie Wonderland (feat. The Emotions)
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p02htdbg.jpg
link
Boogie Wonderland (feat. The Emotions)
Earth, Wind & Fire
Let's Groove
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p02htdbg.jpg
link
Let's Groove
Earth, Wind & Fire
Fantasy
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p05k1kt3.jpg
link
Fantasy
Earth, Wind & Fire
Star
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p02htdbg.jpg
link
Star
Earth, Wind & Fire
In the Stone
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p05k1kw9.jpg
link
In the Stone
Earth, Wind & Fire
September
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p0222w7h.jpg
link
September
Earth, Wind & Fire
After the Love Has Gone
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p02htdbg.jpg
link
After the Love Has Gone
Earth, Wind & Fire
Got to Get You Into My Life
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p028lc6x.jpg
link
Got to Get You Into My Life
Load more tracks
Playlists featuring Earth, Wind & Fire


Past BBC Events

Glastonbury: 2016
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/ewcj5v/acts/av9d2m
Worthy Farm, Pilton
2016-06-26T23:40:44
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/208x117/p03zld01.jpg
26
Jun
2016
Glastonbury: 2016

Glastonbury: 2016

21:45
Worthy Farm, Pilton
Last Night of The Proms Celebrations: 2014
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/e554wh/acts/anwq2m
London
2014-09-13T23:40:44
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/208x117/p026mqz6.jpg
13
Sep
2014
Last Night of The Proms Celebrations: 2014

Last Night of The Proms Celebrations: 2014

London
T in the Park: 2013
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/egfrbp
Balado, Kinross-Shire
2013-07-14T23:40:44
14
Jul
2013

T in the Park: 2013

Balado, Kinross-Shire

Latest Earth, Wind & Fire News

    Remembering 10 lesser-known music stars who passed away in 2016
    Saying goodbye to key members of Earth, Wind & Fire, A Tribe Called Quest and more
Back to artist