Maurice White's new memoir "My Life with Earth, Wind & Fire" - Earth Wind & Fire


  • Connie Winter | Jul 14, 2016 at 8:18 pm

    I am so pleased that the music will stay forever in my heart. Without Maurice all this wouldn’t have happened! He was the Greatest, a Legend ! I will always love him and the music he has created. Also the rest of the group, Verdine is a firework! Philip Bailey and his amazing voice was the perfect match. I love you ALL! Connie , German Fan There a times, when I just must listening to your songs…..they lifting me up in good times and giving me good vibrations when I am down. I live in Australia and have seen you in Sydney in 2012. I am so hungry seeing you on stage again! Please come to Australia as soon as possible! Love Connie

  • Annette E Weekes | Jul 26, 2016 at 4:33 pm

    Hi u guys,i play your music every day

  • Aracely Vega | Aug 5, 2016 at 10:13 am

    Thank you so much Maurice for all the great Music, you guys are the best. Verdine, and Philip for their great performances all the time. Thank you! Thank you!

  • Susan Garey | Aug 14, 2016 at 5:29 am

    Where is Fred White now? Do you know?

  • Limuel Flowers | Aug 31, 2016 at 2:26 pm

    Maurice White was my idol and my hero in life.

  • Peter Headley | Sep 6, 2016 at 7:45 am

    Anticipation is all the way up,as I await,this memoir, Maurice’s reach across the seas,to a small island nation,in the seventies will forever be a treasure,to me.Thanks and always rest in love,power and peace.

  • Curtis Young | Oct 11, 2016 at 1:14 am

    Today when listening to “THE GREATEST MUSICAL GROUP IN THE HISTORY OF MUSIC”, I cry! That’s because I grew up during the seventies , and the first time I heard them was when I was at a club as a teenager and “WHERE HAVE ALL THE FLOWERS GONE”” was played. I approached the DJ and asked who was that. I was blessed to see them live in New York City when they worked with the magician, who’s name I can’t remember at this time, and YES, the show & their performance was magical. “I LOVE EARTH WIND AND FIRE” , and each and every band member and section. I love everything about them , and will do so until the day I leave this life. They touched my spirit through their spirituality which was a component of their music and life. I am still in mourning for the huge loss of Maurice White. However, I am sure he is in heaven playing the most Beautiful music the angels have ever heard. Thank You EARTH WIND AND FIRE & TO You Maurice White.

  • Lauren Peterson | Oct 22, 2016 at 2:20 pm

    Please come to Indianapolis Indiana

  • Fish Washington | Oct 24, 2016 at 6:14 pm

    The music of Maurice White and E W & F were the Elements that carried us through this Era, the ’70s. The sounds they produced was uplifting, groovy and sensual. I love the music and sounds they produced, it will never go out of style and will always be fresh. This is REAL music. Thank you~

  • Deniece Visco | Nov 4, 2016 at 8:13 am

    You were my first love. I’m so blessed to have your love and friendship. Your last words to me. I REMEMBER!
    Till we see each other again

  • Clare Rodrigues | Nov 5, 2016 at 10:02 am

    I just saw the concert Earth Wind &Fire with Chicago last night in Calgary ,Alberta Canada! Wow This concert was one of the best I have ever seen in my life!
    The music was the bomb! The musicians, drummers, trumpeters singers and guitarist were the best ever.The light show fabulous , the song selection touching and beautiful , what an uplifting evening,what extraordinary musicians that played their hearts out with feeling and spirit!
    I’m originally from Montreal and went to McGill University. I was part of a Sorority- one Fraternity played the Semptember song at every party- it was a make the party song. The enter Saddledome crowd at the show in Calgary was up dancing !!!
    This song brings back so many memories as do many other EWF
    and Chicago songs from 70 s and 80 s. Chicago your songs bring memories of peaceful time with meaningful lyrics beautiful words and melodies.
    Thank YOU Earth Wind &Fire , Thank YOU Chicago for a beautiful evening with uplifting music and a spectacular visuals. I am fortunate to have witness your iconic music and you brought joy to my being!!! Wishing you well on the rest of your tour. Thank you for coming to Canada!

  • Michel Beauchemin | Nov 7, 2016 at 7:50 pm

    My girlfriend and I were at the show in Montréal last october and we were stunned by your energy and your beautiful music. You are universal and belong to history. You are now part of our Soul.

    Nathalie and Michel
    Quebec, Canada

  • Cecilia Knight | Nov 14, 2016 at 10:45 am

    Growing up a little military girl born in the early 60’s traveling the world with my siblings and parents, it seems music was the only constant in my life beside my family. It was always there to soothe me. The tempo touched my heart, the beat moved my feet, the rhythm stirred my soul, but the words….once you put those words on top of all of that, in the way that only Earth, Wind and Fire can…. *GASP*…it was electricfying! You became my world! And with the release of “Reasons” I became a woman knowing who I was meant to be (not sexually, inwardly). Your music touched me in MANY ways! Ya’ll Funktified me, helped me grow up, taught me about my own emotions, and helped me to release the stress of the world. And you’re STILL DOING IT!

    Thank YOU for your DECADES OF LOVE to US!!! Without it, we would be less than we are now. My 4Evah Luv 2 All of U~

  • Noran L Moffett | Nov 28, 2016 at 3:20 pm

    The momiors by Maurice White through this book will be part of my curriculum as an educator. The music has always inspired me, but the books by Phillip and Maurice give me pride and provide human context for the EWF experience.

  • Dr. Carl E. Jones | Dec 11, 2016 at 10:25 pm

    Earth, Wind & Fire is unmatched as a band! The composition, vocals and instrumemtal arrangements are out of this world! All because of the genius of Maurice White. Kudos must also be given to Verdine, Phillip, Ralph and the others who made up the band over the years. I have seen the band perform live nine times! I hope to make it 10 very soon. My son CJ has one of Ralph’s drumsticks; hopefully, he will get another one to match at the next concert we attend.

    May Maurice rest in eternal peace! Surely, the music of Earth, Wind & Fire shall be an eternal source of love and healing. EWF forever!

    Carl E. Jones, Ph.D.

  • alessandro De Martino | Dec 28, 2016 at 2:22 am

    This book is really worth reading. It brings light (!) to so many aspects – meaning of lyrics, business context, musicianship – and yes, the racial divide which bizarrely conditioned a band whose message was: love y’all. And it tells the story of a man who made his dream come true, and sparked so many people’s imagination through talent and the strongest willpower. And yes, he truly believed in the Creator and man’s possibility to change life. This memoir will change yours.

  • Barb Paik | Jan 7, 2017 at 2:02 pm

    My 9th grader has recently begun dancing around the house singing September while she gets ready for school in the morning. Yeah, we couldn’t believe it either. Thank you!

  • Anthony Falci | Jan 25, 2017 at 6:09 pm

    Best band ever!

  • Dr. Carl E. Jones | Mar 29, 2017 at 10:13 pm

    Hooray! My son CJ got his second drumstick from Ralph Johnson at the concert in Columbia, SC, on Friday, March 24, 2017. He received his first seven years ago when he was six years old. Now he is 13 and has attended three EWF concerts. Thanks Ralph! He now has a pair of your drumsticks that he will cherish forever.

    I have now attended 10 EWF concerts. Last Friday’s concert was one of the best ever. However, I really do miss Maurice. He was the genius behind it all. Thanks to Phillip, Verdine, Ralph and others for keeping the legacy alive. If I never attend another EWF concert, I can say that I have seen the best band ever for 10 live performances. Only thing left is to meet you guys personally. It would be a dream come true.

    The sound of EWF will always be in my heart and mind. Love and peace forever!

    Carl E. Jones, Ph.D.

  • Rosie K | Mar 31, 2017 at 2:05 am

    Born in 1964 I grew up with your special music. Still listening to it every day! It is fabulous! You are all great!
    Best wishes and thanks for decades of fantastic music to the entire crew, greetings from Germany!!

  • BAMIL | Apr 26, 2017 at 7:11 pm

    I’ve just finished reading this wonderful book, masterpiece and from Now On will be my music Bible, Thanks Maurice For Your Endless Legacy. I have learned as a musician a great lesson of leadership, musicianship and order in my music life. As a human being i have learned a lot more of humility and sensibility on the things around. How the media really worked and still work and to see things in a better way. When i first started to read until i finished it i can tell you that i’d smile, laugh and also cry sometimes of joy but other times of sadness. I’ve been a fan and follower of Earth Wind And Fire since my teen years and also as a musician, but reading Maurice life through this beautiful book everything has changed in every aspect of my life. Tell you that while i was finishing a chapter to continue later i was telling my wife everything i learned and discovered, lots of time laughing and others with tears in my eyes and barely talk in complete words. I never met Maurice in person even on a concert or show, which it’s very sad, but with my from-now-on- Music Bible i’ll keep that special part of a Man that really knew how to carry ahead a dream and a reality. Musically i’m changed and my music work too, humanly i feel deep inside another way to fit and fix things thanks to Maurice teaching.
    Maurice-Rest In Peace
    Bamil Gutierrez

  • Ann Beverly | Apr 29, 2017 at 8:07 pm

    I first saw EWF in concert in 1987 in Las Vegas, I have been a fan every since that night. I have every CD ever made and make it every year to a concert. My heart skipped a beat when we lost Maurice White but I am so thankful to have hos music. No other band has touched my soul like EWF, thank you for your music, energy and love of
    performing, you will always have me as a fan. Love you always.

  • Scott B | Jun 3, 2017 at 1:28 pm

    October 1979, the St. Paul Civic Center. Me and 3 friends had stayed up all night 2 months earlier to get 3rd roe tickets . High School kids…playing only vinyl in those days.

    Maurice, Philip , Verdine, Johnny Graham,, Ralph, Larry Dunn, Al McKay, Andrew Woolfolk and friends appeared through the illusions of Doug Henning.

    We sang every word to every song. And for a few hours the world stood still.

    Those of us who still crank it up I the car understand how unique the sum of the parts were.

    Maurice lives on through his music and always will.

  • Dexter M. Hollis | Jun 9, 2017 at 12:59 pm

    If ever anything created by the hand of GOD was supposed to be. it is the creation of Maurice White and the group, Earth wind and Fire,the coolest name for a band, EVER! At age 14 my brother came home singing the song Reasons,it was newly released, and I hadn’t yet, heard it. I ask him what was the song he was singing, and being a big brother, messing with me, he said it’s a song he wrote. with both of us always wanting to form a band and become professional musicians, my mouth dropped opened and I told him that he had a hit on his hands. After laughing his brains out, he told me it was a song by the group EARTH WIND AND FIRE, who I barely knew of at that time. Two days later, he brings the THATS THE WAY OF THE WORLD album home, and from the time the needle hit the wax, I was in a musical trance. There is no

    way one band could be this good. The guitars, rhythm and lead, perfect, the percussions, the horns, the back ground instruments all in perfect alignment. After reading the back of the album cover and finding the genius behind the sound was Maurice White, I at that moment became a true fan for life. This music truly transcends the test of time, Spiritual in message, funky in beat.

    This music is, and always will be a part of my life. I remember, one day my daughter was feeling the pressures of life, and she was down in the dumps, not knowing how to reassure her that everything would be alright, I downloaded the song,HEADS TO THE SKY, and text it to her. After listening to it, she text me back and said, I think ill keep this song. Damn right you will……….That’s EARTH WIND AND FIRE.

  • Ladiner Blaylock | Jul 5, 2017 at 6:31 pm

    5 years ago, I saw Ralph Johnson, Phillip Bailey, and Verdine White in concert at the DPAC theater in North Carolina. The show had sold out and very kind gentlemen offer me the ticket he had purchased for his wife, who was not able to attend. I offer to buy the ticket and he graciously gave me the ticket at no cost. Talk about generosity and random kindness. My ticket also included a picture with Earth, Wind, and Fire. Awesome concert that I will always remember. Nor, will I forget Ralph Johnson’s very humble, kind, and personable character. 5 years later, and I am still pinching myself. What a painted memory : -)

  • Timothy Bright | Jul 13, 2017 at 9:28 am

    Wow! I have never been so energized, filled with such great joy and love after attending a concert. Earth, Wind and Fire did it to me. First of all being there to listen to music legends perform songs that has been a part of my life’s chapters. Impeccable vocals and music that speaks to the soul. I understand why EWF has been around so long and so successful. We as a people need to listen to real musical instruments, played by gifted, talented and experienced musicians sets the bar for me. I am indeed on a happy cloud today after being in the their presence. Thank you God for blessing the world with Earth, Wind and Fire and their journey.

  • Rick Rowe | Jul 18, 2017 at 10:10 am

    As a lie-long EW&F enthusiast, I can say that at this point in my life (58), I can play anything from this library of amazing treatises and be immediately transported back to the days of ole and still feel the power of the syncopated rhythms that touched and moved my soul in the ’70’s and 80’s. This, in my humble opinion was, is and will always be the best group of musicians, singers and song-writers of all time! Maurice White and Charles Stephney created a most unique sound that will perpetuate through the annals of time to create an entirely new group of appreciative followers that will continue the dream and vision of the Master!

  • Kay Dickerson | Jul 31, 2017 at 2:53 am

    Been a fan since 1970. What’s Verdines last name? I’m a
    Trumpet player. Seen him informally at NAMM a few years ago.

  • Efrem Williams | Feb 2, 2018 at 1:20 pm

    Words fall short when I think of Earth Wind and Fire, in fact the mere thought makes me introspective of my life and of the world I live in.
    Truly Maurice White was a gift to the Planet Earth and as unfortunate it was that he journeyed beyond our world, he leaves a legacy to continue
    to nurture us. Verdine, Phillip, Ralph, and the truly blessed members that continue in EWF’s elemental expressions, you have my unwavering love
    and support. Blessed to have witnessed their performances 8+ times, I patiently await their return to Honolulu, Hawaii. Peace and Love, Efrem Williams

  • Susana Garcia L | Apr 19, 2018 at 2:59 am

    4-19-2018 Spain
    … the sounds come out from my computer, the genius, the greatness of the band fills the room … something hugs me inside and I know you’re here, love is still here ! … thank you Maurice for all the gifts that you gave us.

    Love and peace
    See you … soon..

  • Jaime Yodice | Jun 6, 2018 at 6:26 am

    I attended last nights concert 6/5/18 at the NJPAC it’s was unbelievable . What an experience , the talent that flows through this band is breathtaking . I will never forget that moment and thrilled I was able to attend .

  • Jaime Yodice | Jun 6, 2018 at 6:27 am

    Maurice white and ICON
    My souls always feels cleansed when I hear his voice . Continue to Rest In Peace .

  • Laurence Herveille | Sep 16, 2018 at 8:54 am

    The best soul band ever, even decade after decade the music is incomparable, see them couple of times live.
    Faces was for me the top of their existence, but still going strong.
    Never had the posibility to see Maurice White live, but his musical heritage goes on for ever.
    Thanks for being born in your musical episode! Keep on ‘Runnin’!
    Admirer for ever.

    Laurence (Holland)

  • Tensie Coassin | Sep 24, 2018 at 12:22 am

    I saw you at Kaaboo this September in Del Mar. So so so fantastic. I rejoiced and sang and danced. My only tears shed were for my dear friend who was with me when I saw you perform in a Providence, Rhode Island in I think 1977, He is no longer on this plain, but when he was we spent many fine hours singing, talking, laughing and dancing to you. I loved him and I love you. Thank you!

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