Maurice White (December 19, 1941 – February 4, 2016) was an American singer-songwriter, musician, record producer, arranger and bandleader. He is the founder of the band Earth, Wind & Fire. He is also the older brother of current Earth, Wind & Fire member Verdine White, and former member Fred White. His career began in 1961. He retired in 2014 due to his health.
Maurice White performing in 1982, with Earth, Wind, and Fire at the Ahoy Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
|Also known as||Reese|
|Born||December 19, 1941|
Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
|Origin||Chicago, Illinois, United States|
|Died||February 4, 2016 (aged 74)|
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Genres||Soul, funk, R&B, jazz|
|Occupation(s)||Musician, singer-songwriter, record producer, arranger|
|Instruments||Vocals, kalimba, drums|
|Years active||1961 – 2014|
|Associated acts||Earth, Wind & Fire, Ramsey Lewis, The Emotions, Deniece Williams|
- "The Official Earth, Wind & Fire Website". Earthwindandfire.com. Archived from the original on March 7, 2009. Retrieved October 31, 2011.
- "Maurice White Overview". allmusic.com.
- "Awards Database – Maurice White". Los Angeles Times.
- "Maurice White, Earth, Wind and Fire co-founder, Dies at 74". MyFox8.com. Retrieved February 4, 2016.
Media related to Maurice White at Wikimedia Commons