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Earth, Wind and Fire

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The Resume

    (1969- )
    Formed in Chicago, Illinois
    Maurice White (drummer/percussionist/singer/bandleader)
    Philip Bailey (singer)
    Verdine White (bassist)
    Al McKay (guitarist)
    Ralph Johnson (drummer/percussionist)
    Andrew Woolfolk (saxophonist/flautist)
    Johnny Graham (guitarist)
    Larry Dunn (keyboardist)
    Recorded 'That's the Way of the World,' 'Let's Groove,' 'Getaway,' 'Got to Get You Into My Life,' 'After the Love Is Gone,' 'Boogie Wonderland,' 'September,' 'Reasons,' and 'Fantasy'
    Nicknamed EWF

Why they might be annoying:

    They changed personnel many times.
    They had a stage magician design their stage shows.
    They wore outlandish glittery outfits onstage.
    They appeared in 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band,' one of the worst movies of all time.

Why they might not be annoying:

    Bandleader Maurice White started as a session drummer at Chess Records.
    They produced some of the most uplifting songs of the 1970s.
    They did the soundtrack to the blaxploitation classic 'Sweet Sweetback's Baadassss Song.'
    They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (2000).
    They recorded 'Boogie Wonderland' with The Emotions.
    Maurice White now has Parkinson's Disease and can no longer tour with the band.
    Maurice's brother, Verdine White is married to ex-Honey Cone singer Shellie Clark.

Credit: The Truffle

Featured in the following Annoying Collections:

Year In Review:

    For 2021, as of last week, Out of 3 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 76 Votes: 44.74% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 3 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 72 Votes: 45.83% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 6 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 8 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 5 Votes: 80.0% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 12 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 59 Votes: 45.76% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 56 Votes: 46.43% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 66 Votes: 68.18% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 84 Votes: 48.81% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 36 Votes: 25.00% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 59 Votes: 40.68% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 46 Votes: 45.65% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 104 Votes: 50.96% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 145 Votes: 47.59% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 347 Votes: 44.67% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 229 Votes: 48.03% Annoying