Earth Wind And Fire Fantasy

Earth Wind And Fire Fantasy

Earth Wind And Fire Fantasy

Every man has a place, in his heart there’s a space
And the world can’t erase his fantasies
Take a ride in the sky, on our ship, Fantasii
All your dreams will come true, right away
And we will live together, until the twelfth of never
Our voices will ring forever, as one
Every thought is a dream, rushing by in a stream
Bringing life to our kingdom of doing
Take a ride in the sky, on our ship, Fantasii
All your dreams will come true, miles away
Our voices will ring together until the twelfth of never
We all, will live forever, as one
Come see victory, in the land called, “Fantasty”
Loving life, a new decree,
Bring your mind to everlasting liberty
Our minds will explore together, old worlds, we conquer, forever
We then, will expand love together, as one
Come to see, victory in a land called, “Fantasty”
Loving life, for you and me, to behold, to your soul is ecstasy
You will find, other kind, that has been in search for you
Many lives has brought you to
Recognize it’s your life, now in review
And as you stay for the play, fantasy, has in store for you
A glowing light will see you through
It’s your day, shining day, all your dreams come true
As you glide, in your stride with the wind, as you fly away
Give a smile, from your lips, and say
I am free, yes I’m free, now I’m on my way
Come to see victory
In a land called, “Fantasty”
Loving life for you and me
To behold, to your soul is ecstasy
You will find other kind
That has been in search of you
Many lives has brought you to
Recognize, it’s your life now in review (ahh-ohh)
Ohh, ohh, oh, ohh
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Members
Al McKay (1973 – 1981)
Alexander Thomas (1969 – 1971)
Andrew Woolfolk (1973 – 1993)
B. David Whitworth (1996 – present)
Beloyd Taylor (1981 – 1982)
Bobby Gonzales (2001 – 2002)
Chester Washington (1969 – 1971)
Daniel de los Reyes (2001 – 2004)
David Romero (1993 – 1998)
Dick Smith (1987 – 1991)
Don Whitehead (1969 – 1971)
Fred White (1974 – 1983)
Freddie Ravel (1992 – 1995)
Gary L. Morgan (1974 – 1995)
Gordon Campbell (1999 – 2001)
Greg Moore (2004 – present)
Jessica Cleaves (1972 – 1973)
John Johnson (2002 – 2004)
John Paris (2001 – present)
Johnny Graham (1973 – 1983)
Kim Johnson (2004 – present)
Kimberly Brewer (2002 – 2004)
Krystal Bailey (2004 – 2004)
Larry Dunn (1972 – 1983)
Leslie Drayton (1969 – 1971)
Maurice White (1969 – 2016)
Michael Beal (1969 – 1971)
Mike McKnight (1996 – 1998)
Morris O’Connor (2008 – present)
Morris Pleasure (1993 – 2001)
Myron McKinley (2001 – present)
Philip Bailey (1972 – present)
Philip Bailey, Jr. (2008 – present)
Ralph Johnson (1972 – present)
Robert Brookins (1998 – 2004)
Roland Bautista (1972 – 1983)
Ronnie Laws (1972 – 1972)
Sheldon Reynolds (1987 – 2002)
Sherry Scott (1969 – 1971)
Sonny Emory (1987 – 1998)
Vadim Zilberstein (2004 – 2008)
Vance Taylor (1987 – 1993)
Verdine White (1969 – present)
Wade Flemons (1969 – 1971)
Wayne Vaughn (1981 – 1983)
Yackov Ben Israel (1969 – 1971)

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Earth, Wind & Fire is an American funk band, formed in Chicago, Illinois in 1969. Led by Maurice White, they are best known for their hits of the 1970s, among them “After the Love Has Gone”, “September,” “Reasons,” “Fantasy” and “Shining Star.”

Earth, Wind & Fire became the first black performers to headline throughout the world without an opening act, to receive Madison Square Garden’s Gold Ticket Award for selling more than 100,000 tickets and to receive the Columbia Records Crystal Globe Award for selling more than five million albums in foreign markets. They have gained the BET’s Lifetime Achievement Award and ASCAP’s Rhythm & Soul Heritage Award.

EW&F was disbanded in 1983, but in 1987 CBS Records convinced Philip Bailey and Maurice White to reunite the group.

The group managed to continue into the 90’s with releases such as “Heritage”,”Millennium”,and “In the Name of Love ” in 1997. However, due to Parkinson’s Disease, Maurice retired from the road but still continued to produce and sing on the group’s recordings.

In 2000, the original ’70s edition of Earth, Wind & Fire reunited for one night only in honor of their induction into The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. The documentary entitled ‘Earth, Wind & Fire: Shining Stars’, which contains rarely seen historic video footage along with in-depth interviews with the band members was released in 2001

While not as prolific as in their ’70’s heyday, Earth, Wind & Fire released “The Promise” in 2003 and the criticially acclaimed “Illumination”, which featured current contemporary r& b guests such as Will I Am, Rafael Saddiq, and Brian McKnight. A very successful tour in 2007 and DVD release, paired the group with former Columbia label mates, Chicago.

While still touring, Philip Bailey, Ralph Johnson, and Maurice’s brother, bassist Verdine White, remain as the group’s only original members.

Maurice White died on Wednesday 3rd February 2016 at his home in Los Angeles. White, who was 74, suffered from Parkinson’s Disease and had retreated from the public even as the band he founded kept performing.