Personalities | Earth, Wind & Fire | Seventies | Rock

(Vocal group, 1970–83)

In 1972, Maurice White (drums) assembled a second line-up of Earth, Wind and Fire after two unsuccessful albums. This featured brother Verdine (bass), Jessica Cleaves (vocals), Ronnie Laws (saxophone), Larry Dunn (keyboards), Ralph Johnson (percussion), Roland Battista (guitar) and Philip Bailey (vocals). After further personnel changes, ‘Shining Star’ became the first in a string of dancefloor standards, which included ‘September’, ‘Fantasy’, ‘After The Love Has Gone’ and ‘Boogie Wonderland’.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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