Maurice White (December 19, 1941 – February 4, 2016) was an American singer-songwriter, musician, record producer, arranger and bandleader. He was the founder of the band Earth, Wind & Fire. He was 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.
|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|
- "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