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.
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