When this year’s Grammy Awards stages its telecast, the Memorial section of the show will need its own time slot. The Music Industry lost another shining light Tuesday in Los Angeles with the passing of Earth Wind And Fire founder, Maurice White.
This follows the recent passing of David Bowie, The Eagles’ Glenn Frey, Motorhead’s Lemmy Kilminster Joe Cocker and Celine Dion’s husband, Rene Angelil
White who succumbed to Parkinson’s Disease, an ailment he has been suffering from since 1992, initially formed the band in 1969 and they rose to fame in the Disco era, topping the charts in 1975 with two successive albums; `That’s The Way Of The World’ and `Grateful’ followed by a No 2 album in 1976 with `Spirit’ and a number 3 album in 1977 with All ‘N All.
With major hits like “Shining Star”, “Boogie Wonderland” and “After The Love Is Gone”, Earth Wind and Fire have sold over more than 100 million albums and released 23 studio records from 1971-2014.
Inducted into The Rock N Roll Hall of Fame in 2000, the band has continued to tour even though White’s illness forced him to stop performing on stage. He has made the occasional benefit appearance and continued to act as an executive of the band’s operation until recently.
White was 74 years old.

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