Even after 40 years, Earth Wind & Fire is everlasting!
We saw their concert last week in DC with Nile Rodgers of Chic, who’s also been performing and producing just as long if not more! He was recently inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Earth Wind & Fire are already members.
Both bands and performers sounded just as great as they originally did.
Even with Maurice White passing away, Philip Bailey, one of the early original performers (along with Verdine White / bass & Ralph Johnson / percussion & vocals ….) can still hit those high notes!
B. David Whitworth, who rocks the Jamaican/ punk hairstyle and has been with the group since 1996, can still do a high kick with enough energy of a 20 year old! Keeping it in the family, Philip Bailey, Jr., the son, has been with the band since 2008.
Enjoy some video highlights from the concert.
Click the links above each highlights movie images below to go to the video resource clips.
Here’s the Daft Punk video that Nile Rodgers mentions. He wrote, produced and performed this after he was diagnosed with aggressive prostate cancer, which he’s outlasted.
Although we were some of the younger set in the audience, it was fun to dance along with everyone else. The crowd reacted as if in spiritual sync to the musical vibe and I felt like I got a good workout.
My only regret is that they did not play Sun Goddess, Although it’s probably not their top 10, it’s my favorite song of theirs. I love the jazzy, rhythm and blues + funk they possess, and those horns…
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Nile Rodgers said it best, he has the best day job. They must love what they do to be doing it so long and so well.