Maurice White

1941 - 2016

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Maurice White (December 19, 1941 – February 4, 2016) was an American singer, musician, songwriter, and record producer. He was best known as 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. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Vocal Group Hall of Fame as a member of Earth, Wind & Fire, and was also inducted individually into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Maurice White has received more than 2,812,122 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Maurice White is the 415th most popular musician (down from 382nd in 2019), the 2,324th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,117th in 2019) and the 126th most popular Musician.

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Among musicians, Maurice White ranks 415 out of 2,662Before him are Peggy Lee, Marguerite Long, Tatiana Nikolayeva, Stevie Young, John Phillips, and Andy Summers. After him are Christoph Eschenbach, Alexander Siloti, Dionisio Aguado y García, Paul Rodgers, Lester Young, and Greg Lake.

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Among people born in 1941, Maurice White ranks 139Before him are Jorge Solari, Gunpei Yokoi, Hisao Kami, Sigmar Polke, Philippe Honoré, and Paul Bremer. After him are Maaouya Ould Sid'Ahmed Taya, Akiko Wakabayashi, Harry Nilsson, Otto Sander, Tom Fogerty, and Michael Apted. Among people deceased in 2016, Maurice White ranks 111Before him are Yves Bonnefoy, Andrei Karlov, Michu Meszaros, Einojuhani Rautavaara, Neville Marriner, and Peter Shaffer. After him are Ernst Nolte, Greg Lake, Thorbjörn Fälldin, Black, Anisa Makhlouf, and Prince Dimitri Romanov.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Maurice White ranks 2,324 out of 18,182Before him are Mark Spitz (1950), James L. Brooks (1940), Richard S. Hamilton (1943), Dean Acheson (1893), David Lane (1938), and Edward Weston (1886). After him are Selena (1971), Donald E. Westlake (1933), Clyde Tolson (1900), Charlie Munger (1924), Michael W. Young (1949), and Wade Williams (1961).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Maurice White ranks 126Before him are John Frusciante (1970), Chet Atkins (1924), Duane Allman (1946), Jelly Roll Morton (1890), Peggy Lee (1920), and John Phillips (1935). After him are Lester Young (1909), Van Cliburn (1934), Bud Powell (1924), Wes Montgomery (1923), Joe Perry (1950), and Tom Fogerty (1941).