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Maurice White, Founder of Earth, Wind & Fire Dead at 74

Maurice White

In this July 7, 2003 file photo, Philip Bailey, from left, Maurice White, and Ralph Johnson, of Earth Wind & Fire hold up the plaques from their induction at the Hollywood Rock Walk at a ceremony in Los Angeles. (Photo: AP/Matt Sayles)

Maurice White, the founder and of Earth, Wind & Fire, has died at age 74 at home in Los Angeles on Wednesday, his brother said. White founded Earth, Wind & Fire in the late 1960s, a group that went on to sell more than 90 million albums worldwide.

White and the group pioneered an eclectic musical style that resonated tones of his early influences growing up in Memphis, Tennessee, and working at the influential Chicago music labels Chess and Okeh.

The band’s many hits included “September,” ”Shining Star,” a cover of the Beatles’ “Got to Get You into My Life” and “Boogie Wonderland.” Earth, Wind & Fire won six

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