Friday, February 05, 2016

RIP Maurice White

Another one is gone too soon. Maurice White was the leader of Earth, Wind & Fire. He was only 74 years old.

This one is my favorite Earth, Wind, & Fire song...for obvious reasons.

Strange story about Maurice White involving John Records Landecker. In the 70s when Earth, Wind & Fire was at their peak, Landecker was doing a segment called "Boogie Check" every night on WLS Radio. It involved answering the phones in rapid-fire fashion while unscreened teenagers would say whatever came to their mind. In the 90s John met the leader of the Smashing Pumpkins, Billy Corgan. Corgan said: "John Landecker! I used to call Boogie Check when I was kid--pretending to be Maurice White of Earth, Wind & Fire." True story. (It's in the book "Records Truly Is My Middle Name")