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During the `90s musicians have pleased two more albums,releasing in 1993 and `Millennium` in 1997. ` In the Name of Love`.

Group `Earth Wind and Fire` (EWF) was founded in Chicago (Chicago, Illinois). It was the end of the 1960s, its leader and founder Maurice White (Maurice White), a former student of the Conservatory, he worked at the time a session drummer for `Chess Records`.At the time of founding his own team he has played in `Ramsey Lewis Trio`. By the way, the first name of his band - `Salty Peppers` - was replaced by the well-known today ` Earth Wind and Fire` in 1970. By the time the first album was composed except the White singer Sherry Scott (Sherry

Scott),percussionist Fillard Williams (Phillard Williams), brother of Maurice, bassist Verdayn White (Verdine White), guitarist Michael Beal (Michael Beal), saxophonist Chet Washington (Chet Washington), trumpeter Leslie Drayton (Leslie Drayton), trombonist and arranger Alex Thomas (Alexander Thomas) and keyboardist and vocalist Wade Flemons (Wade Flemons).The first two albums - `Earth, Wind & Fire` and ` The Need of Love` - caused quite a storm of enthusiasm. The group then called ` udivitelnoy`, however, and it was amazing - played by black musicians, dressed in fancy clothes bright, very well-balanced blend of jazz, funk and rhythm and blues.

Despite a great start, and, seemingly ,very good prospects in the same early 1970s `EWF` disbanded, and the brothers Maurice and Verdayn White, left only two of us, immediately renewed the composition of its band. In 1972, the updated team debut for the second time, with a fairly strong contract from the studio `Columbia Records`. The beginning of the present, or rather, even grandiose ,the success of the group can be called a mid- 70`s - then `Earth Wind and Fire` released their album ` That`s the Way of the World`, which sounded the legendary song `Shining Star`. Suffice it to say that the plate three times confirmed ` platinovyy` status. In addition to the quality of music that were given `EWF`,their amazing team went wide fame - concert heralded as their colorful and original show with pyrotechnics and special effects, elements of esoterica and mysticism.

Drive `Spirit` 1976 led music ratings in the United States, and followed their albums ` All`n`all` (1977) , `I am` (1979)`Faces` (1980) and ` Raise! ` (1981) consistently got ` Grammy`. Overall, the Group`s assets were 11 ` zolotyh` albums and 8 singles zolotyh` ` and `Grammy` 6 awards and four awards ` American Music Awards`,

The most memorable song of the second half 70 may be mentioned single `September` 1979, which topped the UK charts.In the 80 `Earth Wind and Fire` somewhat slowed down, but in the wake of past glory of them still expected accomplishments. Because frankly unsuccessful 1983 album `Electric Universe` was kind of stupor for musicians after chegooni silent for four years. By the way, White is not ready for such a failure, then took the decision to disband the group ,and that was done. The musicians went to conquer the audience with solo projects, but none of them especially in this has not succeeded - it was obvious that these heights it is possible to achieve only in the team.

Four years later, with the help of the same `Columbia`, the group was recreated and released in 1987-m `Touch The World` almost completely revived the project. In the light reappeared hits - `System Of Survival` and ` Thinking Of You`.

However, many experts agreed then the opinion that the quality of the music was still lower. In 1990 came the last album from the company faces `Columbia` called ` Heritage`.

Perhaps,It was time to talk about the decline of a brilliant project, surprising and in many ways unique.

During the 90s the band has pleased two albums, was released in 1993, `Millennium` in 1997. ` In the Name of Love`.

In 1995, on the Hollywood Walk of Fame star was laid group `EWF`, and in 2000 the team was inducted into the Hall of Fame Rock - n-Rolla (Rock and Roll Hall of Fame).

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