1. St. Lucia on Not Caring About Being Cool and the 'Massive Influence' of Earth, Wind & Fire's Maurice White

    February 13, 2016 11:00 AM EST At 32, St. Lucia (aka Jean-Phillip Grobler) was a long way from being born when Earth, Wind & Fire was in the midst of its career-defining 1970s run. But the group and its leader Maurice White -- who died recently at the age of 74 -- still provided a musical touchstone for the South…

  2. 'A Teacher, A Preacher, The Greatest Friend': Earth, Wind & Fire's Verdine White and Philip Bailey Remember Maurice White (Exclusive)

    February 12, 2016 1:16 PM EST Maurice White, who founded Earth, Wind & Fire in 1969 and helmed the group for 47 years (and 32 Hot 100 hits), until his death on Feb. 4,  after a decades-long struggle with Parkinson’s disease. He is remembered here by his brother, bassist Verdine White, and singer Philip Bailey, both of…

  3. Maurice White's 'Great Spirit' and Musical Legacy Remembered by Chicago Keyboardist-Singer Robert Lamm: Exclusive

    February 05, 2016 6:39 PM EST Chicago and Earth, Wind & Fire were kindred spirits even before they began touring together, periodically, in 2004. Both hail from the Windy City and fused elements of the jazz, R&B and rock that was in the air into their respective sounds -- different in direction but certainly…

  4. Earth, Wind & Fire's Top 10 Biggest Billboard Hits

    February 04, 2016 7:27 PM EST The late Maurice White will forever be a “Shining Star” on Billboard ’s charts. The co-founder of Earth, Wind & Fire -- who died at 74 on Thursday (Feb. 4) -- not only charted smash singles and albums with the iconic R&B group, but also produced songs for the likes of Barbra…

  5. In One of His Final Interviews, Maurice White Reflects on Earth, Wind & Fire's History and His Vision: 'Music Was Playing In My Head' (Exclusive)

    February 04, 2016 6:36 PM EST Sidelined by Parkinson's disease since being diagnosed during the late '80s, Earth, Wind & Fire  cofounder Maurice White -- who died at 74 on Thursday, Feb. 4 -- still kept his finger on the pulse of the group and maintained a kind of "executive" oversight of the group…

  6. Earth, Wind & Fire's Maurice White Remembered by Nile Rodgers, Questlove & More

    February 04, 2016 6:31 PM EST Earth, Wind & Fire leader and co-founder Maurice White died Thursday morning (Feb. 4) at age 74, and the music world is mourning the legend's death. Earth, Wind & Fire Co-Founder Maurice White Dies at 74 Below, social-media reaction from the band itself and from White's many…

  7. Exclusive: Earth, Wind & Fire to Release First Holiday Album

    October 01, 2014 9:00 AM EDT Eight-time Grammy Award-winning group Earth, Wind & Fir e is adding another first to its long list of achievements: a holiday album. The aptly titled Holiday will be released Oct. 21 through Sony Music Entertainment’s Legacy Recordings division. The 13-track set, available now for pre…

  8. Earth, Wind & Fire, 'Sign On': Exclusive Song Premiere

    August 12, 2013 10:00 AM EDT EW&F frontman Philip Bailey talks "Now, Then & Forever," the legendary band's first new album in eight years Making Earth, Wind & Fire's first new album in eight years was a two-year, two-pronged process that frontman Philip Bailey says all hinged on…

  9. Jessy Dixon, Gospel Star & Pop Collaborator, Dies at 73

    September 26, 2011 5:15 PM EDT Jessy Dixon, a singer and songwriter who introduced his energetic style of gospel music to wider audiences by serving as pop singer Paul Simon's opening act, died Monday. He was 73. Miriam Dixon said her brother died Monday morning at his Chicago home. She said he had been sick but…

  10. Leonard Cohen To Enter Hall of Fame

    February 17, 2010 9:08 AM EST Among those up for enshrinement in the Songwriters Hall of Fame this year are Leonard Cohen , key members of Earth, Wind & Fire , and producer-composer David Foster . Earth, Wind & Fire's Maurice White, Philip Bailey and Verdine White are being honored in addition to Foster and…

  11. This Day in Music

    December 19, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Country outfit Lonestar gives an acoustic performance at the Vanderbilt Children's Hospital in Nashville. The performance marks the 10th year the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences 2002 - Country outfit Lonestar gives an acoustic performance at the Vanderbilt Children…

  12. Earth, Wind & Fire Plots Retail Exclusive

    July 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Earth, Wind & Fire appears likely to follow the Eagles and Journey in making its next album exclusively for a major retailer. Earth, Wind & Fire appears likely to follow the Eagles and Journey in making its next album exclusively for a major retailer. Frontman Philip Bailey tells…

  13. This Day in Music

    December 19, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Country outfit Lonestar gives an acoustic performance at the Vanderbilt Children's Hospital in Nashville. The performance marks the 10th year the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences 2002 - Country outfit Lonestar gives an acoustic performance at the Vanderbilt Children…

  14. Chart Beat

    August 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses "Stand By Me," the Cyruses, Daughtry and more! SEAN BY ME: "Stand by Me" is one of the classic songs of the 20th century. It has charted on The Billboard Hot 100 by eight different artists, and that's not counting the sampling of this evergreen in Sean…

  15. This Day in Music

    December 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Jazz bassist and photographer Milt Hinton dies in Queens, N.Y., after a long hospitalization. He is 90.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2002 - Country outfit Lonestar gives an acoustic performance at the Vanderbilt Children's…

  16. Stax Relaunches With Hayes, Stone, White Tribute

    December 18, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fifty years after the launch of legendary soul label Stax, Concord Music Group is reactivating the imprint after a 30-year-hiatus with new signings, reissues, and special events. Fifty years after the launch of legendary soul label Stax, Concord Music Group is reactivating the imprint after a…

  17. This Day in Music

    December 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Jazz bassist and photographer Milt Hinton dies in Queens, N.Y., after a long hospitalization. He is 90.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2002 - Country outfit Lonestar gives an acoustic performance at the Vanderbilt Children's…

  18. Billboard Bits: Maurice White, Queensryche, Little Steven

    July 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Maurice White, Queensryche, Little Steven Earth, Wind & Fire founding member Maurice White has inked with Concord Records for a new solo project which pairs singers and live bands for a reworking of some of his songs. Herb Trawick, White's partner in Kalimba Entertainment,…

  19. Billboard Bits: 'Hott Feet,' Haynes, Roc-A-Fella

    November 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST News on 'Hott Feet,' Haynes, Roc-A-Fella What do you do with a catalog of hot music? If you're Earth, Wind & Fire founder Maurice White, you team with Tony Award-nominated actor/choreographer Maurice Hines (brother of the late Gregory Hines) for a Broadway musical. Taking a…

  20. This Day in Music

    December 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Country outfit Lonestar gives an acoustic performance at the Vanderbilt Children's Hospital in Nashville. The performance marks the 10th year the National Academy of Recording Arts and S 2002 - Country outfit Lonestar gives an acoustic performance at the…

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