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地,風與火

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Earth, Wind & Fire
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乐队
英文名 Earth, Wind & Fire
昵称 EW&F
职业 歌手組合
音乐类型 R&BFunkSoul
出道地点  美國芝加哥伊利諾伊州
活跃年代 1969年至今
唱片公司 華納兄弟唱片公司
哥倫比亞唱片
Sanctuary Records
网站 http://www.earthwindandfire.com/ www.earthwindandfire.com
相关团体 Phenix HornsThe Pharaohs
现任成员
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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