Earth Wind and Fire

Most successful band of the 20th century!

  • 2nd picture- Earth Wind and Fire By: Sunny Williams
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Biography

Earth Wind and Fire was created by the legendary Maurice White in Chicago of 1969. White originally named the band Salty Peppers which was a success locally then their second single was a fail so White moved to L.A and started Earth Wind and Fire with his brother. Some of their styles of music are Disco, Funk, and Soul. There are twenty-two members in the band and their lead singer is Philip Bailey. In all, Earth Wind and Fire made thirty-two albums. White dismantled the first version of Earth Wind and Fire and all that was left was his brother. He then built a lineup with a female vocalist named Jessica Cleaves, flute and saxophone player Ronnie Laws, guitarist Ronald Bautista, keyboardist Larry Dunn, percussionist Ralph Johnson, and the most important person; Philip Bailey. Sadly, during the 1976 sessions for Earth Wind and Fire's next studio album, Spirit, Charles Stepeny, one of the producers, died suddenly of a heart attack. White founded his own label, ARC, and Earth Wind and Fire appeared in the mostly disastrous film version of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. Earth Wind and Fire's song "Got to get you into my lie" became there first top ten pop hit since there hit "sing a song." In the same year The best of Earth Wind and Fire volume 1 produced another top ten "September". In1979 Earth Wind and Fire collaborated with "The Emotions" in another top ten "Boogie Wonderland". Their song "After the love has gone" worked its way up to one spot short of the top. These top two songs were Earth Wind and Fire's album called "I Am". White named the band after his astrological sign which is the Sagittarius. Allee Willis helped write Earth Wind and Fire's greatest hits 'September" and "Boogie Wonderland". In 1995, Earth Wind and Fire got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Sadly, later that year, Maurice White made a speech to tell all his fans that he will not be touring with the band and he is going to leave the lead singing position to Phillip Bailey. After the horrible terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 against the Twin Towers, Earth Wind and Fire held a benefit concert in Virginia to help raise money for the American Red Cross. They raised over $25,000 for the charity. Also in 2000, Earth Wind and Fire was placed in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Many presidents love bands and singers but only a few have the privilege to play for them. Earth Wind and Fire were one of those bands. They got to play for Bill Clinton and Barack Obama. One of the reasons that White left his role as lead singer was because he had Parkinson's disease. He still attends concerts and public appearances today. If you ever want to see Earth Wind and Fire in concert, on February 1-2, they will be performing in Pala, California and on March 3, they will also perform in Paris.

Top 3 Songs and Lyrics

September Do you remember the 21st night of September? Love was changing the mind of pretenders While chasing the clouds away
Our hearts were ringing In the key that our souls were singing As we danced in the night Remember, how the stars stole the night away, yeah yeah yeah
Hey hey hey Ba de ya, say do you remember Ba de ya, dancing in September Ba de ya, never was a cloudy day
Ba duda, ba duda, ba duda, badu Ba duda, badu, ba duda, badu Ba duda, badu, ba duda
My thoughts are with you Holding hands with your heart to see you Only blue talk and love Remember, how we knew love was here to stay
Now December found the love that we shared in September Only blue talk and love Remember, the true love we share today
Hey hey hey Ba de ya, say do you remember Ba de ya, dancing in September Ba de ya, never was a cloudy day
There was a Ba de ya, say do you remember Ba de ya, dancing in September Ba de ya, golden dreams were shiny days
Now our bell was ringing, aha Our souls were singing Do you remember every cloudy day, yau
There was a Ba de ya, say do you remember Ba de ya, dancing in September Ba de ya, never was a cloudy day
There was a Ba de ya, say do you remember Ba de ya, dancing in September Ba de ya, golden dreams were shiny days
Ba de ya de ya de ya Ba de ya de ya de ya Ba de ya de ya de ya de ya Ba de ya de ya de ya Ba de ya de ya de ya Ba de ya de ya de ya de ya

September to me means meeting someone and falling in love and that the 21st of September will always be remembered and never would be a bad day.

Let's Groove

Let this groove, get you to move,
it's alright, alright
let this groove, set in your shoes,
stand up, alright

Gonna tell you what you can do,
with my love, alright
Let you know girl you're looking good
you're out of sight and alright

Move yourself and glide like a 747
loos yourself in the sky among the clouds in the heavens

Let this groove, light up your fuse, alright
Let this groove, set in your shoes

stand up, alright
Let me tell you what you can do
with my love, alright

Gotta let you know girl you're looking good
you're out of sight, you're alright

Tell the DJ to play your favorite tune
then you know it's okay
What you found is happiness, now

Let this groove, get you to move, alright
Let this groove set in your shoes
stand up, alright

You will find peace of mind on the floor
Take a little time, come and see, you and me
make a little sign, I'll be there after a while
if you want my love

We can boogie on down, down, down, down
Let's groove tonight
share the spice of life
baby slice it right
we're gonna groove tonight

Let's Groove to me means about dancing and having fun with the one you love all night long.

Boogie Wonderland

Dance, Boogie Wonderland, hey, hey Dance, Boogie Wonderland
Midnight creeps so slowly into hearts of men Who need more than they get Daylight deals a bad hand to a woman Who has laid too many bets
The mirror stares you in the face and says "Baby, uh, uh, it don't work" You say your prayers though you don't care You dance and shake the hurt
Dance, Boogie Wonderland, hey, hey Dance, Boogie Wonderland
Sound fly through the night I chase my vinyl dreams to Boogie Wonderland I find romance when I start to dance in Boogie Wonderland I find romance when I start to dance in Boogie Wonderland
All the love in the world can't be gone All the need to be loved can't be wrong All the records are playing and my heart keeps saying "Boogie Wonderland, Wonderland"
Dance, Boogie Wonderland, hey, hey Dance, Boogie Wonderland, hey, hey
I find romance when I start to dance in Boogie Wonderland I find romance when I start to dance in Boogie Wonderland Dance, dance, dance, dance Dance, dance, dance, dance
Wonderland, Wonderland
All the love in the world can't be gone All the need to be loved can't be wrong All the records are playing and my heart keeps saying Boogie Wonderland, Wonderland
Dance, Boogie Wonderland, hey, hey Dance, Boogie Wonderland, hey, hey
I find romance when I start to dance in Boogie Wonderland I find romance when I start to dance in Boogie Wonderland Dance, dance, dance, dance Dance, dance, dance, dance

Boogie Wonderland is about escaping to this place with romance and dancing with someone you love.

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