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2000 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees Earth Wind and Fire

Earth, Wind and Fire

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    Lil' Kim
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Hall of Fame Essay


Harry Weigner

Earth, Wind & Fire proved the power of black music. The awesomely talented band rose to prominence in the Seventies by bringing together the sounds that came before it - jazz, blues, R&B, pop, gospel, African roots, funk  and deep soul - making an impact that transcends race, cultures and time. 

One of the tightest ensembles since the Count Basie Orchestra, Earth, Wind & Fire are legendary for their stage shows, a spectacle of magic, muscle and musicianship. 

More than any other group, Earth, Wind & Fire solidified the growth of black album music in the Seventies, scoring  six consecutive double-platinum albums and becoming Columbia Records’ best-selling R&B band of all time.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Program 2000
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the band that makes music that everybody needs

L'il Kim



Photography: Kevin Mazur, WireImage

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