The Band Members

These are some of the most notable band members of Earth, Wind, and Fire that had performed with the band in the past, or still do perform. Some of the members are not in the band because they either left or they died.

The Founder - Maurice White

Maurice White was the founder of the band, born December 19, 1941. He played a lot of roles in the songs the band made. He was best known for being the lead singer, notable for doing well with his tenor voice, which is one of the highest male singing voice types. He also played the drums as well. However, sadly, he died on February 3rd, 2016 at the age of 74 after a long battle with Parkinson's disease. It's actually quite sad to know about this with his contributions said, especially since a lot of famous people have died in 2016.

Current Members (As of Nov. 2016)

Phillip Bailey

Bailey has been a member of the band since 1972, making him one of the original Earth, Wind, and Fire memebrs to still be performing today. He does vocals, conga, precussion, and kalimba in songs. Born May 8, 1951, He is currently 65 years old. His son, Phillip Bailey Jr. has also been with the band since 2008.

Verdine White

Verdine is another one of the original EWF members that are still performing today, and is also the co-founder of the band. having been in the band since 1971. He primarily is the bassist for the band, and also does some vocals and precussions in the past. He's also known for his great energy and dancing while playing. He is currently 65 years old, having been born in July 25. 1951

Ralph Johnson

Ralph is the last one of the original EWF members that are still performing today, and he was known for primarily playing the drums. Born July 4, 1951, he is 65 years old, much like his other longtime band-mates.

More members from the past and present can be found here.