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E W & F-MAURICE

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E W & F - MAURICE

December 19, 1941~ February 4, 2016 

MAURICE "MOE" WHITE WAS SO MUCH MORE THAN A MUSICIAN. HE WAS THE LEADER OF ONE OF AMERICA'S FAVORITE SOUL/FUNK BANDS, EARTH, WIND & FIRE. WHICH CAME ON THE SCENE IN THE EARLY 1960'S. HE WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE STYLE OF MUSIC THAT FUSED JAZZ, R & B AND FUNK ALTOGETHER. HE BROUGHT  THE ANCIENT AFRICAN INSTRUMENT KNOWN AS THE KALIMBA TO THE MAINSTREAM. AS WELL AS BEING AN EXCELLENT KEYBOARDIST, DRUMMER AND PERCUSSIONIST. HE WAS REGULARLY LEAD SINGER FOR THE GROUP. HE ALSO WROTE, ARRANGED AND PRODUCED MUSIC.

EWF, EARNED LEGENDARY STATUS, WINNING SIX GRAMMY AWARDS, OUT OF A MIND BLOWING FOURTEEN NOMINATIONS. THEY  HAVE A STAR ON THE HOLLYWOOD BOULEVARD WALK OF FAME AND  FOUR AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS. EWF, HAVE SOLD OVER NINETY MILLION ALBUMS WORLDWIDE. OTHER HONORS BESTOWED UPON MAURICE AS A MEMBER OF THE BAND INCLUDED INDUCTION INTO THE ROCK HALL OF FAME, THE VOCAL GROUP HALL OF FAME, THE SONGWRITER'S HALL OF FAME AND THE NAACP IMAGE AWARDS HALL OF FAME. 

MAURICE WAS FORCED TO RETIRE FROM ACTIVELY PLAYING WITH THE BAND IN 1994, WHEN HE BEGAN SHOWING SIGNS OF PARKINSON'S DISEASE. HE RETAINED EXECUTIVE CONTROL OF THE BAND AND WAS STILL VERY ACTIVE IN THE MUSIC BUSINESS PRODUCING AND RECORDING WITH THE BAND AND OTHER ARTISTS. HE MADE AN APPEARANCE WITH EARTH, WIND & FIRE IN 2004, AT THE GRAMMY AWARDS TRIBUTE TO FUNK. ALONGSIDE ALICIA KEYS AT CLIVE DAVIS'S  PRE-GRAMMY PARTY, WHERE THEY PERFORMED THE EWF 1978 HIT SEPTEMBER.

THIS WAS AND IMMENSELY TALENTED AND BELOVED GENTLEMAN. WE WERE ALL BLESSED BY HIS PRESENCE AMONG US FOR THE SEVENTY-FOUR YEARS OF HIS LIFETIME. MAY HE REST IN CONTINUED MUSICAL MAGIC.

 

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