Earth Wind And Fire
Citizenship : United States
The history of this group began in the 60-x among blacks session musicians from Chicago. Drummer Maurice White (b. December 19, 1941, Memphis, USA) worked on sessions with Chuck Berry, Muddy Waters, Billy Stewart and others, and then in 1965 joined the Trio Ramsey Lewis.
During an African tour, he learned to play several Negro folk instruments ,who later successfully used in his works. Four years later, he left Lewis and organized the project "Salty Peppers", which became the forerunner of "Earth, Wind And Fire". The new group besides Maurice were : Verdin White (born July 25, 1951, Illinois, USA ; bass.) , Michael Beal (guitar) , Wade Flemmons (vocals) , Sherry Scott (vocals) Alex Thomas (trombone), Chet Washington (tenor saxophone) , Don Whitehead (klavyshn