Music: Earth, Wind & Fire

Earth, Wind & Fire is the kind of band that has monumentally transcended the typical successes and fandom that most classic bands achieve.

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Earth, Wind & Fire

Earth, Wind & Fire is the kind of band that has monumentally transcended the typical successes and fandom that most classic bands achieve. Through more than 45 years of consistent activity, both in terms of touring and continually adding to its now 21-album-deep discography, the band has racked up 12 nominations and four trophies from the American Music Awards, a BET Lifetime Achievement Award, 17 Grammy nominations and 6 awards, a Hollywood Walk of Fame Star, an NAACP Image Award and induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Songwriters Hall of Fame — to name just the major ones. That alone should be enough to pique your interest and propel you toward exploring the band’s music, which you’ve undoubtedly heard, whether you know it or not. Read more in this week's Sound Advice.


Earth, Wind & Fire plays Riverbend Music Center Tuesday with Chicago. More info/tickets: riverbend.org .