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Earth, Wind & Fire: Progress Is The Key

David Nathan, Blues & Soul, July 1979

THERE SEEMS TO BE absolutely no question that in terms of consistency, universal and international acceptance and popularity, Earth, Wind & Fire have no peers. They are certainly the only black group to have built a following of such major proportions that their records are now simultaneously released in most major international markets. A shipment of platinum or double platinum is almost guaranteed on release of an album in the U.S.A. and, above all, they're the one group constantly cited by other musical forces as having paved the way for acceptance for so many of their contempories.

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