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Maurice White performing in 1982, with Earth, Wind, and Fire at the Ahoy Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
|Also known as||Reese|
|Born||December 19, 1941|
Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
|Origin||Chicago, Illinois, United States|
|Died||February 4, 2016 (aged 74)|
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Genres||Soul, funk, R&B, jazz|
|Occupation(s)||Musician, singer-songwriter, record producer, arranger|
|Instruments||Vocals, kalimba, drums|
|Years active||1961 – 2014|
|Associated acts||Earth, Wind & Fire, Ramsey Lewis, The Emotions, Deniece Williams|
Maurice White (December 19, 1941 – February 4, 2016) was an American singer-songwriter, musician, record producer, arranger and bandleader. He is the founder of the band Earth, Wind & Fire. He is also the older brother of current Earth, Wind & Fire member Verdine White, and former member Fred White. His career began in 1961. He retired in 2014 due to his health.
- "The Official Earth, Wind & Fire Website". Earthwindandfire.com. http://www.earthwindandfire.com/bio_awards.html. Retrieved October 31, 2011.
- "Maurice White Overview". allmusic.com. http://www.allmusic.com/artist/p5818.
- "Awards Database – Maurice White". Los Angeles Times. http://theenvelope.latimes.com/factsheets/awardsdb/env-awards-db-search,0,7169155.htmlstory?searchtype=all&query=maurice+white&x=0&y=0.
- "Maurice White, Earth, Wind and Fire co-founder, Dies at 74". MyFox8.com. http://myfox8.com/2016/02/04/maurice-white-earth-wind-fire-co-founder-dead-at-74/. Retrieved February 4, 2016.