Earth, Wind and Fire

Earth, Wind & Fire is an American band that has spanned the musical genres of soul, disco, R, funk, jazz and rock. They are one of the most successful and critically acclaimed bands of the twentieth century. Rolling Stone magazine has described them as "innovative, precise yet sensual, calculated yet galvanizing" and has also declared that the band "changed the sound of black pop". Also known as EWF, the band was founded in Chicago by Maurice White in 1969. Other members have included, Philip Bailey, Verdine White, Ralph Johnson, Larry Dunn and Al McKay. The band has received 20 Grammy nominations; winning six as a group with two of its members, Maurice White and Bailey, winning 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 and the Vocal Group Hall of Fame, received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and have sold over 90 million albums worldwide. 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.


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