Maurice White Quotes.
In the 70s, GEORGE CLINTON and PARLIAMENT FUNKADELIC and EARTH WIND & FIRE, we were very serious about our music and who we were trying to touch. I think that’s why the music of the 70s has not died – because it has a rejuvenating quality to it.
Do you remember the 21st night of September? Love was changing the minds of pretenders While chasing the clouds away Our hearts were ringing In the key that our souls were singing. As we danced in the night, Remember how the stars stole the night away.
I started EWF because I had a vision, and music was playing in my head that I wanted to bring through. What I had in mind was exactly what Earth, Wind & Fire became.
Earth, Wind & Fire was something new. I wanted to bring something innovative to the music. It was out of a desire to create excitement with music that was pleasurable to play and listen to.
I have learned that music helps a lot of people survive, and they want songs that can give them something – I guess you could call it hope.
We’ve been called the soundtrack of people’s lives. There have been lots of downs, of course but mostly ups. That EW&F is still clicking at least twenty years on and has a life of its own, that the songs have stayed alive – we’re like a good book that people go back to.
I don’t really listen to contemporary R&B with an ear for hearing my influence. Music is a spirit unto itself, and all of us musicians influence each other all along the chain.
I traveled with the band for five years with Parkinson’s.
From my youngest days, I always felt certain affinities with the idea of being a preacher.
Music is always a creative process that comes from the heart. It’s a feeling, a vibration, that we ride on.
Most people can’t see beauty and love. I see our music as medicine.