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Earth, Wind & Fire
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乐队
英文名 Earth, Wind & Fire
昵称 EW&F
職業 歌手組合
音樂類型 R&BFunkSoul
出道地點  美國芝加哥伊利諾伊州
活躍年代 1969年至今
唱片公司 華納兄弟唱片公司
哥倫比亞唱片
Sanctuary Records
網站 www.earthwindandfire.com
相關團體 Phenix HornsThe Pharaohs
現任成員
Maurice White
Verdine White
Ralph Johnson
Philip Bailey
John Paris
B. David Whitworth
Larry Dunn
Greg "G-Mo" Moore
Morris O' Connor
Gary Bias
Bobby Burns Jr.
Johnny Graham
Krystal Bailey
Kim Johnson
Reggie Young

地,風與火Earth, Wind & Fire)是由Maurice White帶領的美國男子音樂組合,1969年於芝加哥伊利諾伊州成立。曾獲6次格林美獎及20次提名。他們擁有超過50張金唱片及白金唱片。至今,他們唱片的全球銷量超過9000萬張。邁爾士·戴維斯(Miles Davis)曾評EW&F為「他的最愛」及「最佳」。昆西·瓊斯(Quincy Jones)也曾表示他從第一天開始便是EW&F的超級歌迷。EW&F成員之一的賴夫尊遜(Ralph Johnson)曾驕傲地說:「根據統計,在每1分38秒鐘內,全球就會有一家電台播放我們的歌曲[1]。」

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早期[编辑]

這個組合的隊長及成立者Maurice White在1941年出生於田納西州孟菲斯。他搬到芝加哥及在Chess Records擔任短期鼓手。

轉移到哥倫比亞/CBS唱片公司[编辑]

成功(1975年-1981年)[编辑]

成員[编辑]

現任成員

  • Maurice White (born December 19, 1941 in Memphis, Tennessee; vocals, drums and percussion, 1970 - present)
  • Verdine White (born July 25, 1951 in Chicago, Illinois; bass, 1970 - present)
  • Philip Bailey (born May 8, 1951, Denver, Colorado; vocals and percussion, 1972 - present)
  • Ralph Johnson (born July 4, 1951 in Los Angeles, California; drums and percussion, 1972 - present)
  • B. David Whitworth (percussion and vocals, 1996 - present)
  • John Paris (born 1968; drums, 2001 - present)
  • Myron McKinley (keyboards, current musical director 2001 - present)
  • Greg "G-Mo" Moore (guitar, 2004 - present)
  • Morris O'Connor (guitar, 2008 - present)
  • Kim Johnson (vocals, 2005 - present)

過往成員

  • Ronnie Laws (born October 3, 1950 in Houston, Texas; soprano, tenor saxophone and flute)
  • Andrew Woolfolk (born October 11, 1950 in San Antonio, Texas; saxophone and flute)
  • Larry Dunn (born June 19, 1953 in Denver, Colorado; keyboards)
  • Johnny Graham (born August 3, 1951, Louisville, Kentucky, guitar, percussion and trumpet)
  • Al McKay (born February 2, 1948, New Orleans, Louisiana, guitar and percussion)
  • Fred White (born January 13, 1955 in Memphis, Tennessee; drums, 1975 - 1987)
  • Sheldon Reynolds (born September 13, 1959; vocals and guitar, 1987 - 2002)
  • Bobby Gonzales (guitar, 2001 - 2004)
  • Jessica Cleaves (born December 10, 1948 in California; vocals)
  • Wade Flemons (September 25, 1940 in Coffeyville, Kansas - October 13, 1993 in Battle Creek, Michigan; vocals, 1970 - 1973)
  • Roland Bautista (guitar, 1972 - 1973 and 1981 - 1983)
  • Sonny Emory (drums, 1987 - 1999)
  • Fred Ravel (keyboards, Musical Director,1992-1995)
  • Morris Pleasure (musical director, keyboards, 1996 - 2002)
  • Mike McKnight (keyboards, 1996 - 1998)
  • Robert Brookins (musical director, keyboards, 1998 - 2004)
  • David Romero (percussion, 1996 - 2001)
  • Daniel de los Reyes (percussion, 2001 - 2004)
  • Vadim Zilberstein (guitar, 2004-2008)

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