Earth, Wind & Fire: Sonic Elements
Vernon Gibbs, Downbeat, 19 June 1975
PHILADELPHIA IS a violent town. In the hotel where Earth, Wind and Fire are staying, an enraged woman (who has been given a passkey by the hotel management) attacks a Columbia Records representative as she sleeps in her hotel room. A gasoline truck blows up on the freeway not far from the hotel; a man is found shot nearby. Outside the Spectrum where Earth, Wind and Fire are holding court with Ramsey Lewis, tickets to the "sold out" concert are snatched from the hands of the holders by sprightly thieves who disappear into the jeering crowds. Philadelphia is a violent town.
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