Maurice White

1941 - 2016

Maurice White

Maurice White (December 19, 1941 – February 4, 2016) was an American singer, musician, songwriter, and record producer. He was the founder, leader, main songwriter, and producer of the band Earth, Wind & Fire, and served as the band's co-lead singer with Philip Bailey. Described as a "visionary" by Vibe and a "mastermind" by Variety, White was nominated for a total of 22 Grammys, of which he won seven. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Maurice White has received more than 2,082,232 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 423rd most popular musician.

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  • 2.1M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 54.41

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  • 25

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.73

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.12

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among musicians, Maurice White ranks 423 out of 2,258Before him are Lionel Hampton, John Densmore, Djivan Gasparyan, Alexander Siloti, Freddie King, and Gustavo Santaolalla. After him are Greg Lake, Chris Martin, Eddie Vedder, Rudolf Serkin, Jacques Dutronc, and Philly Joe Jones.

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Among people born in 1941, Maurice White ranks 127Before him are Adrian Lyne, Dr. John, Beau Bridges, Sérgio Mendes, Karl Barry Sharpless, and Chubby Checker. After him are Maaouya Ould Sid'Ahmed Taya, Robert Forster, Mircea Snegur, Sigmar Polke, Philippe Honoré, and Stacy Keach. Among people deceased in 2016, Maurice White ranks 117Before him are Guy Hamilton, Erich Rudorffer, Andrew Grove, Rudolf E. Kálmán, Jorge Batlle, and Chus Lampreave. After him are Greg Lake, Goran Hadžić, Vesna Vulović, Loris Francesco Capovilla, Anker Jørgensen, and Gordie Howe.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Maurice White ranks 2,194 out of 12,171Before him are Eugene Nida (1914), Henry L. Stimson (1867), Annie Oakley (1860), Lucille Ball (1911), Thomas P. Stafford (1930), and W. Eugene Smith (1918). After him are Marshall Sahlins (1930), Katharine Graham (1917), James Whitmore (1921), Nicholas Murray Butler (1862), Cloris Leachman (1926), and Melvil Dewey (1851).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Maurice White ranks 131Before him are Tico Torres (1953), Cannonball Adderley (1928), Mick Mars (1951), Lionel Hampton (1908), John Densmore (1944), and Freddie King (1934). After him are Eddie Vedder (1964), Philly Joe Jones (1923), Jason Newsted (1963), Grace Slick (1939), Bud Powell (1924), and Al Di Meola (1954).