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Maurice White of Earth Wind and Fire

John Abbey, Blues & Soul, May 1977

JUST AS their American run of successes seems to be on a temporary wane, so supergroup Earth Wind & Fire achieve their British breakthrough – and with one of their least successful U.S. singles, the rocking 'Saturday Nite'. But since the group's front man, Maurice White is also the producer of two recent American Gold albums on CBS (by the Emotions and, of course, Deniece Williams), it's no real wonder that he's not too worried just now. We managed to corner Maurice for a few short moments in between mixes at a Los Angeles recording studio.

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