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Maurice White performing in 1982, with Earth, Wind, and Fire at the Ahoy Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
|Also known as||Reese|
December 19, 1941|
Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
|Origin||Chicago, Illinois, United States|
|Died||February 4, 2016
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Genres||Soul, funk, R&B, jazz|
|Occupations||Musician, singer-songwriter, record producer, arranger|
|Instruments||Vocals, kalimba, drums|
|Years active||1961 – 2014|
|Associated acts||Earth, Wind & Fire, Ramsey Lewis, The Emotions, Deniece Williams|
Maurice White (December 19, 1941 – February 4, 2016) was an American singer-songwriter, musician, record producer, arranger and bandleader. He is the founder of the band Earth, Wind & Fire. He is also the older brother of current Earth, Wind & Fire member Verdine White, and former member Fred White. His career began in 1961. He retired in 2014 due to his health.
White served as the band's main songwriter and record producer, and was co-lead singer (along with Philip Bailey). White has won seven Grammys, and was nominated for 21 Grammys in total.
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Maurice White in Munich, Germany in 1975
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