Earth, Wind & Fire

Rock & Roll Hall of Famer

Category: Performer

Inducted in: 2000

Inducted by: Lil Kim

Nominated in: 1998   2000

First Eligible: 1996 Ceremony

Inducted Members: Philip Bailey, Larry Dunn, Johnny Graham, Ralph Johnson, Al McKay, Fred White, Maurice White, Verdine White and Andrew Woolfolk

Snubbed Members: Roland Bautista


Inducted into Rock Hall Revisited in 2005 (ranked #132) .


Essential Albums (?)WikipediaAmazon MP3Amazon CD
That's the Way of the World (1975)

Essential Songs (?)WikipediaAmazon MP3YouTube
Shining Star (1975)
Fantasy (1977)
September (1978)
Boogie Wonderland (1979)
Let's Groove (1981)

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20 comments so far (post your own)

How did this band get inducted?

They suck


Posted by CVO on Sunday, 09.28.08 @ 12:27pm


They do indeed suck

Posted by 89 on Friday, 12.19.08 @ 10:22am


No CVO and 89 suck!

Posted by Gassman on Friday, 01.1.10 @ 02:01am


THE 2010 SONGWRITERS HALL OF FAME

Leonard Cohen
Jackie DeShannon
David Foster
Johnny Mandel
Earth, Wind & Fire

Posted by Roy on Thursday, 02.18.10 @ 06:47am


THE 2010 SONGWRITERS HALL OF FAME

Leonard Cohen
Laura Nyro
Bob Marley
Jackie DeShannon
Earth, Wind & Fire
David Foster
Johnny Mandel
Tom Adair & Matt Dennis
Sunny Skylar
Jesse Stone

Special Awards

The Johnny Mercer Award
Phil Collins (Already inducted in 2003)

The Howie Richmond Hitmaker Award
Phil Ramone

Posted by Roy on Thursday, 04.22.10 @ 12:46pm


THE 1994 NAACP HALL OF FAME
THE 1995 HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME
THE 2000 ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME
THE 2003 VOCAL GROUP HALL OF FAME
THE 2010 SONGWRITERS HALL OF FAME

Posted by Roy on Sunday, 11.14.10 @ 21:05pm


Peter, Paul and Mary
Emerson, Lake and Palmer
Blood, Sweat and Tears
Earth, Wind and Fire

Posted by Roy on Friday, 06.3.11 @ 08:15am


Peter, Paul and Mary
Emerson, Lake and Palmer
Blood, Sweat and Tears
Earth, Wind and Fire
Crosby, Stills and Nash

Posted by Roy on Friday, 06.3.11 @ 08:22am


1975 - Earth, Wind & Fire - Shining Star

You're a shining star, no matter who you are

1980 - The Manhattans - Shining Star

Honey you, are my shining star, don't you go away

Posted by Roy on Saturday, 10.8.11 @ 20:30pm


Hey CVO and 89 you're both just jealous. They were/are a really great funk/soul band and have been an influence to many (rappers, R&B stars, etc.). You guys are the ones that suck.

Posted by DogJay88 on Saturday, 12.10.11 @ 21:06pm


Wow, two people don't like Earth, Wind & Fire so they automatically must "suck" and be "jealous," how mature of you, your parents must be very proud.

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Sunday, 12.11.11 @ 05:12am


anybody that says EWF does not belong in the rock and roll hall of fame,don't know a damn thing about music.

Posted by Slyde on Wednesday, 06.11.14 @ 13:05pm


Wow, Inducted by Lil Kim. That sucks, couldn't they get someone with some real musical ability. Seems like a really poor choice.

Posted by PLUTO on Sunday, 10.26.14 @ 18:19pm


Saw them perform with Chicago the other night (they opened for them)! It was a great show. Verdine White is one of the most underrated bassists of all time. I did see a livestream of their Bonnaroo performance a month ago, but I finally saw them in person. It would have been cool to see them during their heyday, back when they used several effects during their shows. But I'm glad I added another RRHOFer to the list of 'bands I've seen'. Philip Bailey's son did a great job singing vocals on most of their songs. The band still knows how to get down

Also, it amazes me how many people on here have said 'they suck'. Tell me what kind of music you think rocks and let's talk.

Posted by Jason Voigt on Sunday, 08.2.15 @ 20:20pm


Jason, as you know, I saw them at Bonnaroo & was blown away. Just a great, high energy show! Phillip has still got it & now his son can help him out also. Verdine can twist those strings as well as any bassist. End of show, Kendrick Lamarr & Chance the Rapper dropped by for a couple of songs. Was down in that pit, so you know what kind of seat I had. Sure glad you got to see them!

Posted by Paul in KY on Monday, 08.3.15 @ 07:33am


That's some great stuff, Paul! Kendrick Lamar (I'm learning more about him than ever) was a great surprise appearance at the festival!

Posted by Jason Voigt on Tuesday, 08.4.15 @ 23:11pm


They are fantastic.. Those drummers are hot..! I like that John Paris on drums wow he can play....

Posted by EWFFAN on Wednesday, 08.5.15 @ 02:05am


RIP Maurice White; one of the all-time great voices in all of funk and soul music.

Posted by Nick on Thursday, 02.4.16 @ 18:47pm


Rest in Peace Maurice White, 1941-2016.

Posted by Joe on Thursday, 02.4.16 @ 22:55pm


RIP, Maurice White. Wonderful entertainer.

Posted by Paul in KY on Friday, 02.5.16 @ 07:05am


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