Maurice White

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The death has been announced of Chess musician and singer Maurice White, who was associated closely with Cadet recording artistes Rotary Connection.

White was born in Memphis, Tennessee, on December 11, 1941He became interested in drums and percussion by watching local marching bands. Later he attended Booker T. Washington High School, then moved north to study at the Chicago Conservatory of Music. At the end of the sixties, he brought his band to Los Angeles, and changed its name to Earth, Wind & Fire.

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