Feb 04, 2016
By Michael Kramer
Maurice White, the founder and leader of the band Earth, Wind & Fire, has died.
White’s brother Verdine says the 74 year old died at home in Los Angeles on Wednesday.
EWF had an eclectic, flashy musical style that incorporated White’s influences from growing up in Memphis – and working at the famous Chicago music labels Okeh and Chess.
The band’s many hits included “After The Love Has Gone”, “September,” and ”Shining Star.”
Earth, Wind & Fire won six Grammys and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000.