Earth, Wind & Fire's Maurice White was a shining star of R&B

February 5, 2016 3:18 AM

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Earth, Wind & Fire's Maurice White was a shining star of R&B

Maurice White, the founder of Earth, Wind and Fire, performs on stage on Feb. 28, 1982, in the Netherlands. The percussionist, singer and producer died Wednesday in Los Angeles at 74.

Maurice White, born in Memphis, began singing in church at age 6. Following high school, he moved to Chicago and began his formal musical training. He worked for Chess records, learning multiple instruments, and became a sought-after session drummer. Here, White performs with Earth Wind and Fire in ...

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