UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - APRIL 19:  Musicians Ralph Johnson, Verdine White and Philip Bailey of Earth Wind and Fire perform onstage at the 7th Annual TV Land Awards held at Gibson Amphitheatre on April 19, 2009 in Unversal City, California.  (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Ralph Johnson;Verdine White;Philip Bailey

Earth, Wind & Fire

Earth, Wind & Fire is a genre-bending band, most popular in the 1970s and 1980s, that infused the elements of funk, R&B, jazz and soul into their music. Singers Maurice White and Philip Bailey layered their vocals atop the band’s precision horn section and wide range of rich instrumentation. Earth, Wind & Fire has won six Grammy awards, including the 1975 No. 1 funk hit “Shining Star,” which was a breakout single from their soundtrack album, That’s the Way of the World.

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