Flashback Friday: Earth, Wind and Fire

ESSENCE.COM Jun, 25, 2010

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Here’s Earth Wind & Fire in 1970, check out the guitarist, who’s made sparkly pants and straight hair famous, in the front.

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If Earth Wind & Fire are known for anything, it’s their live show. Boasting over a dozen musicians, EWF get that party started! Here one guitarist defies gravity to wow the audience.

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Earth, Wind And Fire are not only known for lively performance, but also for their colorful costumes. From leather to flashy colors, theses gents are covered. Literally. Here’s the band in 1972.

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Earth Wind & Fire’s lead singer Maurice White has won seven Grammy’s and has been nominated for 21. Here’s the man, also known by the nickname Reese, crooning in 1979.

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Despite beginning as a disco R&B band of the ’70s, Earth Wind & Fire have maintained a continuous career despite changing musical trends. Here are the guys in 1988.

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Oh, don’t worry. The love is never gone. Though the EWF was founded in Chicago, the guys are loved internationally. Here they are performing in Denmark in 1979.

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Remember we told you about their flavorful outfits? Here are the golden guys rocking 1997’s New Orleans Jazz Festival.

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Nominated for numerous awards, here are EWF at the 46th Annual Grammy Awards in 2004.

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