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The music world lost another legend in 2016. Maurice White, the co-founder of EarthWind & Fire, died in his sleep on Feb 4th at his home in Los Angeles from Parkinson’s disease. He was 74. White was the main song writer of the nine-piece group who brought a unique jazz fusion to the stage starting with the album, “That’s The Way of The World.” We can remember disco hits like “September,” “Shining Star” and “Boogie Wonderland,” selling over 80 million copies of their albums.  White named the band after the three elements in his astrological chart and launched it in 1969.

Verdine White, a bassist with the group, shared about his brother on Facebook.

“My brother, hero and best friend Maurice White passed away peacefully last night in his sleep. 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. Thank you for your prayers and well wishes.”

The group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000, and fans can still hear their songs playing dance clubs and weddings today.

So in honor of White, boggie down to some of the best music to come from the ’70s.

 

 

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