Remembering the Artists
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February 4, 2016

Maurice White of Earth Wind & Fire dies at age 74Maurice White

Maurice White in Earth Wind & Fire
Maurice White died Thursday (Feb. 4) at age 74 after a long battle with Parkinson's disease. He formed the band in 1969, after a tenure as the drummer in the Ramsey Lewis Trio and a short run with his own band, the Salty Peppers. White was EWF's visionary and conceptualizer, its chief songwriter and producer, as well as the focal point of one of the tightest, hottest-stepping frontlines in pop music.

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