The VIPP Report: Earth, Wind & Fire’s founding member Maurice White dies at the age of 74

Maurice White (C) reacts to the crowd as his group

NEW YORK, UNITED STATES: Maurice White (C) reacts to the crowd as his group, Earth, Wind and Fire, are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame during the 15th annual induction ceremony 06 March 2000 at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City. (ELECTRONIC IMAGE) AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDA (Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Special from Sherlene Shanklin, WHAS11 Television, ABC Louisville

Maurice White, the founding member of the multi-Grammy award winning group Earth, Wind & Fire has died.  According to his brother Verdine White, Maurice died at his home in Los Angeles on Wednesday.

The band’s many hits included “September,” ”Shining Star,” a cover of the Beatles’ “Got to Get You into My Life” and “Boogie Wonderland.” Earth, Wind & Fire won six Grammys and was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2000.

The Memphis, TN native was 74.

*Note- EW&F will be in Louisville along with Chicago on Tuesday, March 29th at the KFC Yum! Center.

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The VIPP Report: Heart and Soul Tour 2.0


Not one but two critically-acclaimed multi-Grammy Awards winning and legendary artists will be at the KFC Yum! Center on Tuesday, March 29th.  I’m referring to Earth, Wind & Fire and Chicago just announced 15 additional U.S. dates for their Heart and Soul Tour 2.0.

Tickets for the Louisville show go on sale to the public beginning at 10:00am on Saturday, November 21 at,, the KFC Yum! Center box office and all Ticketmaster outlets.

Both groups are very happy about the tour and being on the road performing for their fans. “There’s a saying that goes, ‘if it’s not broken there is no need to change it,” Indeed,” says Philip Bailey of Earth, Wind & Fire. “The powerful magic of Chicago and Earth, Wind & Fire works for both bands and fans alike. Here we go again!”

“I’m excited to be starting another leg of the Heart and Soul tour,” said Lee Loughnane of Chicago. “Both bands are playing great and when we play together, the show rises to another level. Come see the concert. You won’t be disappointed.”

Here’s an unbelievable fact for fans, between the two groups they have than 200 million albums sold and 20 GRAMMY® nominations.