This time, it is the founder of Earth, Wind & Fire, Mr. Maurice White. Maurice was interested in establishing a credibility of a different morality about musicians and their lifestyles. 1993.Columbia Records. Artists such as Steven Tyler of Aerosmith, Boyz II Men, Smokey Robinson, Isaac Hayes, Michael Jackson, Eric Clapton and Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine posted messages upon the site for White. [87] He also produced Ramsey Lewis on his 1985 album Fantasy. [54][55] An album cut called Smile reached No. InsideEko is yet to confirm Kaelah Marlow’s cause of death as no health issues, accident or other causes of death have been learned to be associated with the passing. White produced the girl group's 1979 LP Come into Our World which was released on his own Columbia imprint ARC Records. 35 on the Billboard Top Soul Albums chart. White received seven Grammys from 22 nominations.[5][164]. Trending Now. Comin' Atcha peaked at number 20 on the UK albums chart and was certified Silver in the UK by the BPI. Maurice White (December 19, 1941 – February 4, 2016) was an American singer, musician, songwriter, and record producer. [110][111] White was a married father of three children one daughter Hamia, two sons, Kahbran and Eden, and owned two homes in California, one in Carmel Valley and the other a four-level condominium in Los Angeles. Monday on @CBSThisMorning: The members of @EarthWindFire talk about embarking on a spiritual journey with the band's founder, Maurice White. [121][122] He also featured as a guest artist on Jazz saxophonist Kirk Whalum's 2003 album Into My Soul. He was 74 years old. [30][31][32] This Is Niecy has also been certified Gold in the US by the RIAA and Silver in the UK by the BPI. Weather Report's follow up LPs 8:30, Night Passage and Weather Report were also issued on ARC. She then released 1979's When Love Comes Calling on ARC Records, Maurice's vanity label on Columbia. [1] Other honors bestowed on Maurice as a member of the band included inductions into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Vocal Group Hall of Fame, The Songwriters Hall of Fame and The NAACP Image Awards Hall of Fame. He started feeling the effects of Parkinson's Disease in the late 1980s, and it gradually began to escalate. [147][148] White also won an ASCAP Award as a composer of, "That's The Way Of The World", with it being a theme song of the sitcom Hearts Afire.[149][150]. 25 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary Songs chart. ? Maurice White – A Celebration of an Icon and Legend, Newtown HS Wins Football State Title on Sandy Hook Anniversary. [64][65] White went on to produce Ramsey Lewis' 1974 album Sun Goddess. [1][2] Described as a "visionary" by Vibe and a "mastermind" by Variety,[3][4] White was nominated for a total of 22 Grammys, of which he won seven. During the 2019 Kennedy Center Honors, which will be hosted by LL Cool J, the annual event will be celebrating the following honorees: actress Sally Field, singer Linda Ronstadt, the children’s TV show Sesame Street, conductor Michael Tilson Thomas, and the band Earth, Wind, & Fire. Joel … … 2 on the US Billboard Hot Soul Songs chart and No. Pamela Hutchinson, singer from the iconic R&B group The Emotions, died on Sept. 18, 2020. He was 74. Born on December 19, 1941, White grew up in Memphis, Tennessee before moving to Chicago as a teen. [146], In the movie BAADASSSSS!, the actor Khalil Kain portrayed a young Maurice White leading the early incarnation of Earth, Wind & Fire. [12] Satterfield , White, and Handy became studio musicians at Chess Records in Chicago. [83] Gregg Allman Bio, Net Worth, Height, Facts (Cause of Death) 150 x 150 jpeg 5kB . [47], The album's "title track" got to No. abcnews.go.com. As such he played the drums on former Rotary Connection lead singer Minnie Riperton's 1970 debut album, Come to My Garden. Discover the real story, facts, and details of Maurice Vachon. White later produced Jennifer Holliday's Grammy nominated 1983 LP Feel My Soul. He was the founder, leader, main songwriter, and producer of the band Earth, Wind & Fire, and served as the band's co-lead singer with Philip Bailey. 2 on the Billboard Hot Soul Songs chart. 22 on the Billboard Top Contemporary Jazz Albums chart. 992 x 558 jpeg 75kB. While at Chess, he played on the records of artists such as Etta James, Chuck Berry, Rotary Connection, Junior Wells, Sonny Stitt, Muddy Waters, the Impressions, the Dells, Betty Everett, Willie Dixon, Sugar Pie DeSanto and Buddy Guy. [1] The group's albums have sold over 90 million copies worldwide. “My brother, hero and best friend Maurice White passed away peacefully last night in his sleep,” Verdine White said in a statement on Earth, Wind & Fire’s Facebook page. [73] That album reached no. www.washingtonpost.com. Earth, Wind & Fire’s hooks and grooves are the foundation of a seminal style that continues to shape our musical landscape.”, During the show, what was originally taped in Washington on December 8, the Earth, Wide & Fire tribute segment kicks off with an introduction by “After the Love is Gone” co-writer David Foster. Maurice White, the founder and leader of Earth, Wind & Fire, whose genre-defying music made it one of the most successful bands of the 1970s, has died at his home in Los Angeles. www.famousbirthsdeaths.com. “You can’t play any Earth Wind & Fire songs without Maurice’s DNA being on it, so he’s always here and we’re always celebrating him and his vision… People are still coming together and having fun.”, Verdine and Maurice White of Earth, Wind & Fire, 1970s. He is pictured in 2005 [36][37] A single entitled "Baby, Baby My Love's All for You" got to No. Maurice White, the founder and leader of the legendary R&B group Earth, Wind & Fire, has died at the age of 74, according to multiple news sources. Born: 19-Dec-1941 Birthplace: Memphis, TN Died: 3-Feb-2016 Location of death: Los Angeles, CA Cause of death: Parkinson's Gender: Male Race or Ethnicity: Black Sexual orientation: Straight Occupation: Musician Nationality: United States Executive summary: Founder, Earth, Wind & Fire Father: Verdine White (physician) Brother: Verdine White (b. Sad news: Maurice White, founder and co-vocalist in Earth, Wind & Fire passed away aged 74 after a long battle with Parkinson's disease. [13][14] White also played the drums on Fontella Bass's "Rescue Me" (with Satterfield on bass), Billy Stewart's "Summertime" and Jackie Wilson's (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher. Maurice White, the leader and founder of Earth, Wind & Fire, died at the age of 74 on Wednesday in his home in Los Angeles. Earth, Wind, & Fire, the first African-American group to receive a Kennedy Center Honor, will unfortunately only have three of their original members on hand to receive their honorary award. The Jazzmen, later became the Pharaohs. The album track "Hold It Right There" went on to win a Grammy Award for Best Rhythm & Blues Group Performance, Vocal or Group . The album rose to no. White was 74. [106][107] He also appeared on Marcus Miller's 1993 album The Sun Don't Lie. The song reached No. [56] The Emotions also received an American Music Award nomination in 1978 for Favorite Soul/R&B Band, Duo or Group. 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You have to understand that we were 21 years old when we started our journey with Earth, Wind and Fire. February 12, 2016 – Exotic DJ is back with another tribute. [15][16], In June 1966, he left Chess and the Pharaohs to join the Ramsey Lewis Trio, replacing Isaac "Red" Holt as the group's drummer. He was 74. 3 on the Billboard Jazz Albums chart and No. [53] The album rose to No. Maurice White – A Celebration of LifeMaurice White – A Celebration of an Icon and Legend2016-02-05T22:46:48.000Z Just got the terrible news: Our beloved Maurice White, co-Founder of Earth, Wind and Fire has died in his sleep after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. 4 on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Albums chart and No. [88][89] [20] He was also responsible for expanding the group to include a full horn section at first being the Phenix Horns and then the Earth, Wind & Fire Horns. Kirk Franklin's cover of September reached No. Photo: Getty Images After the surgery was done to remove the damaged sec… Sunbeam has been certified Gold in the US by the RIAA. Appearing upon the LP was a cover of Ben E. King's "Stand by Me", with a guest appearance by jazz saxophonist Gerald Albright. As such Maurice went on to mostly produce the LP which was eventually released in August 1976 on Columbia Records. 4 & 13 on the Billboard Dance Club Songs and Hot Soul Songs charts respectively.[49][50]. Urban Knights II featured appearances by Ramsey Lewis, Paulinho Da Costa, Verdine White, singer-songwriter and guitarist Jonathan Butler and jazz saxophonist Najee. Maurice White was born in Memphis on December 19th, 1941, the son of a doctor and grandson of a New Orleans honky-tonk pianist. 18 on the Billboard Top Soul Albums chart. On September 13, 2016, White's autobiography, Maurice White: My Life With Earth, Wind & Fire, by Maurice White and Herb Powell, was released, including a foreword by Steve Harvey and an afterword by David Foster. He was the founder, leader, main songwriter, and producer of the band Earth, Wind & Fire, and served as the band's co-lead singer with Philip Bailey. He was a fan of basketball and tennis. [72] White later served as the executive producer of the R&B band Pockets's album Take It On Up released in 1978 on Columbia. [112][113], During 1996 White also established his own record label entitled Kalimba Records. In 2000, Earth, Wind & Fire was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. [92][93][94], White also produced Neil Diamond on his 1986 album Headed for the Future. [25][26], White was co-producing with Charles Stepney, Deniece Williams' debut album This Is Niecy when Stepney died during the album's recording. 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American musician, founder of Earth, Wind & Fire. But while White remembers to sink a hook into every verse and chorus, the emphasis here is on subtlety and sophistication as he works his way from R&B basics, from the studio mechanics of 'Switch on Your Radio' to the modified doo wop of 'Stand By Me', with a sense of craft that makes slickness irrelevant". 17 on the UK R&B Singles chart. Following Charles Stepney's death in 1976,[27] White took over producing the Emotions. 32 on the UK Pop Singles chart. [97] The album has been certified Platinum in the US by the RIAA. Considine of Musician also said the "Given his status as Earth, Wind & Fire's Shining Star, it comes as no surprise that White's first solo project sounds a lot like classic EW&F: tight, focused and punchy. The album was the first for Kalimba Productions, a production company also established by White and Stepney in 1976. So we were into healthy food, meditation, taking vitamins, reading philosophical books, being students of life.”. also rose to No. 40 on the Billboard 200 chart. Boogie Wonderland has also been certified Gold in the US by the RIAA. The album got to No. [95][96] He worked as a producer with Atlantic Starr on the band's 1987 LP All in the Name of Love. look at Melvin Van Peebles", "Earth Wind And Fire: The Ultimate Collection/Gratitude/All 'N' All/That's The Way Of The World (Columbia)", "Earth, Wind & Fire's Maurice White – Dead at 74", "Maurice White, Earth, Wind and Fire co-founder, Dies at 74", "Earth, Wind & Fire Founder Maurice White Dead at 74", "2016 Grammy Awards Pay Tribute to Late Musicians David Bowie, Maurice White, Glenn Frey and B.B. Maurice White Medleyhttp://www.thejazzworld.com Earth Wind & Fire's Maurice White Medley. celebriot.com. [103] The album got to No. 13 on the US Billboard Hot Soul Songs chart, No. Copyright © 2021 Heavy, Inc. All rights reserved. He was with his wife, children and brothers when he died. [17] Holt and bassist Eldee Young left to form Young-Holt Unlimited. [68] He also produced with Charles Stepney Lewis' 1976 LP Salongo. The album was issued on ARC Records, his vanity label at Columbia. The album reached No. 10 on the Billboard Jazz Albums chart. They called themselves the Salty Trio, and their biggest hit was with their single, “La La Time.”, Honorees (L-R) Verdine White, Ralph Johnson and Philip Bailey of Earth, Wind & Fire, Prior to the 42nd annual awards ceremony, Kennedy Center Chairman David M. Rubenstein said in a statement, “The Kennedy Center Honors celebrates icons who, through their artistry, have left an indelible stamp on our collective cultural consciousness. The American singer and songwriter died in his sleep while at his home in Los Angeles. Maurice White (* 19. Maurice White, founder and leader of the band Earth, Wind & Fire died on February 4, 2016. This death has caused a lot of friends and family of Marlow so much hurt. While White could no longer perform, he remained an active member for the band on the business side of things. With the LP came the single "Don't Ask My Neighbors" which got to the top ten on the Billboard R&B singles charts. J.D. Maurice was 31, and so he had done a lot more things than we had. [5], The Emotions went on to guest upon Earth, Wind & Fire's 2003 single "All in the Way". Bringing Back the Funk rose to No. Thank you for your prayers and well-wishes. 12 on the Billboard Top Soul Albums chart and No. A song from the album called Always Remember got to No. White’s health started to deteriorate quickly in 2016, according to TMZ, and Verdine shared the following statement after his brother passed away. EWF has sold more that 90 million albums worldwide. pic.twitter.com/8gj1qH2TzI, — Groovy History (@GroovyHistory) December 15, 2019. He was 74. 11 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary Songs chart. During 1985, White released a self titled solo album on Columbia. [18] As a member of the Trio, Maurice played on several of their albums. For years, White kept his diagnosis a secret from the public. Maurice White and fellow members of Earth, Wind & Fire bestrode the pop scene like magnificently attired angels of funk. Maurice White, co-founder and leader of the groundbreaking ensemble Earth, Wind & Fire, died Thursday at his Los Angeles home. [86] Emotion has been certified Platinum in the US by the RIAA. He went by the nickname of "Reese". On the LP were featured artists such as Chaka Khan, Musiq Soulchild, Mint Condition, Kirk Franklin and Angie Stone. The album peaked at No. Earth, Wind & Fire: The Eternal Dance. Maurice White death rumours not true | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV | Express.co.uk. [143][144], White wrote and produced songs for the feature films Coming to America, A Low Down Dirty Shame, and Gatchaman OVA. [1], White was born in Memphis, Tennessee, on December 19, 1941. [46] Flowers has also been certified Gold in the US by the RIAA. [76], White went on to collaborate with Ramsey Lewis on his 1980 LP Routes and gospel artist Walter Hawkins on his 1980 Grammy nominated album The Hawkins Family. [1], White brought the kalimba into mainstream use by incorporating its sound into the music of Earth, Wind & Fire. [131][132][133] The album featured guest artistes such as Ray Parker Jr., Sheldon Reynolds, Bootsy Collins, Larry Graham, Ledisi, Ronnie Laws, Musiq Soulchild, Bernie Worrell, Maceo Parker, Larry Dunn and Gerald Albright. At the ceremony Stevie Wonder and Pentatonix performed a rendition of That's the Way of the World in tribute to White. He was 74. The nine-piece band sold more than 90 million albums worldwide and won six Grammy awards . Earth, Wind and Fire vocalist and co-founder Maurice White died in his sleep in Los Angeles on Wednesday evening. The performers on hand to sing some of the band’s biggest hits include Cynthia Erivo, John Legend, the Jonas Brothers and Ne-Yo, which culminate in an ensemble finale of “September.”, READ NEXT: Newtown HS Wins Football State Title on Sandy Hook Anniversary. The album reached No. Released at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival, the film was based on Melvin Van Peebles' struggles to film and distribute the movie Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song. The band’s publicist, Mark Young, said Mr. White died late Wednesday or early Thursday. [124], White served as the executive producer of an EWF tribute album entitled Interpretations: Celebrating The Music Of Earth, Wind & Fire which was released in March 2007 by Stax Records. [66][67] Sun Goddess has also been certified Gold in the US by the RIAA. A rep for the band confirmed his passing to Rolling Stone. [99][100] As well he played percussion and coproduced Ramsey Lewis's 1987 album Keys to the City. White was initially diagnosed … Stevie Wonder (R) and Maurice White of the band Earth, Wind and Fire. The American singer and songwriter died in his sleep while at his home in Los Angeles. Urban Knights I featured Ramsey Lewis, percussionist Omar Hakim, trumpeter Freddie Hubbard, The Emotions and saxophonist Grover Washington, Jr.. It was incredible to work with him."[134]. Thank you for your prayers and well wishes.”. 5 on the UK Blues & Soul Top British Soul Singles chart and No. 6 on the Billboard Hot Soul Singles and No. 1 on the Billboard Pop and R&B charts. The album got to No. [105] The album rose to No. Leben und Karriere. [9][151][152] His younger half-brother, Verdine White, an original member of Earth, Wind & Fire, still tours with the band as its bassist and a backing vocalist. White later joined the Ramsey Lewis Trio as the band’s drummer, and he played on nine of jazz pianist Ramsey Lewis’s albums. Headed for the Future has been certified Gold in the US by the RIAA. White went on to produce the debut album of the jazz group Urban Knights released in 1995 by GRP Records. "[27], After Stax Records became embroiled in financial problems, the girl group the Emotions looked for a new contract and found one with Columbia Records. [145] During 2006 he worked with Gregory Hines' brother, Maurice upon the Broadway play Hot Feet. 22 on the Blues & Soul Top UK Soul Albums chart.[104]. website builder. While the world has lost another great musician and legend, our family asks that our privacy is respected as we start what will be a very difficult and life changing transition in our lives. [78][79][80] Additionally he composed on Barry Manilow's 1980 album Barry. Maurice White, the co-founder of Earth, Wind & Fire, died Thursday morning (Feb. 4) at age 74, the band confirmed on Twitter. [23], A website entitled www.Startalk.org was also set up in 1999 in honour of Maurice. 20 on the Billboard Jazz Albums charts. Maurice died in L.A. after a long battle with Parkinson's. [32][38][39], Williams later issued 1978's That's What Friends Are For on Columbia for Kalimba Productions. His beats can be found on the records of artists such as Muddy Waters, Etta James, the Impressions, and Buddy Guy. While the world has lost another great musician and legend, our family asks that our privacy is respected as we start what will be a very difficult and life-changing transition in our lives. Maurice White, the leader and founder of Earth, Wind & Fire, died at the age of 74 on Wednesday in his home in Los Angeles. One of these was 1966's Wade in the Water. [24], With EWF he appeared at several events such as the 2004 Grammy Awards Tribute to Funk. [28][29] A song off the LP called "Free" got to No. He still records with the group and performs occasionally. Young was also replaced by Cleveland Eaton. Another song called Best of My Love" reached No. [90][91] White later co-produced Pieces of a Dream's 1986 LP Joyride. Powered by. [33][34], Maurice went on to also produce Williams' sophomore album Songbird, released in 1977. Maurice White, the founder of soul group Earth, Wind & Fire, has died aged 74. Louis Satterfield on trombone, Charles Handy on trumpet, and Don Myrick on alto saxophone. They had a moderate hit in the Midwest area with their single "La La Time",[21] but their second single, "Uh Huh Yeah", was not as successful. The music speaks for itself. Maurice Gordon Death / Shot Dead – Maurice Gordon was shot to death at the age of 28 .He died on May 23 while he awaits a tow truck. 4 months ago. [116][117] White also arranged for the British girl group Cleopatra on their 1998 album Comin' Atcha!. 22 on the Billboard Top R&B Albums chart. [74] He then guested with Deniece Williams on Weather Report's 1978 album Mr. Gone. [35] The album rose to No. The song reached No. [42], Williams also issued 1981's My Melody and 1982's Niecy on ARC Records. 3 on the US Billboard Top Soul Albums and No. Stevie Wonder (R) and Maurice White of the band Earth, Wind and Fire. [59][60] White went on to be Grammy nominated in the category of Producer of the Year Non-Classical. Name: Maurice White Dates: 1941 - 2016 Cause Of Death: Parkinson's Disease Age: 74. Notable deaths in 2016 Maurice White. That album was certified Platinum in the US by the RIAA[81][82] He also appeared as a guest artist on the Tubes 1983 album Outside Inside. [8] He grew up in South Memphis, where he lived with his grandmother in the Foote Homes Projects and was a childhood friend of Booker T Jones and David Porter. While in the group White was introduced in a Chicago drum store to the African thumb piano or kalimba. He also featured as a guest artist on the LP. [40] [153] Additionally, their brother Fred joined the band in 1974, when the band recorded "Devotion". [84][85], White produced Barbra Streisand on her 1984 album Emotion. On the morning of February 4, 2016, White died in his sleep at his Los Angeles home from the effects of Parkinson's disease. The cause... 2 results. 17 on the Billboard Adult R&B Songs chart and No. Along with his band members, White was nominated for 21 Grammys, and won a total of seven. [108] The album rose to No. [158], Artists such as Stokley Williams, Richard Marx, Raphael Saadiq, Larry Blackmon, and Nate Dogg have also named White as an influence. He started out doing session work as a drummer for Chess records. The album has been certified Platinum in the US by the RIAA. Rejoice has also been certified Platinum in the US by the RIAA. 26 on the Billboard Hot Gospel Songs chart. [58] The album rose to No. This track featured upon EWF's 2003 album The Promise which was also produced by Maurice White. 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