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DER US-AMERIKANISCHE SCHLAGZEUGER FRED WHITE (EARTH, WIND & FIRE) IST GESTORBEN

DER US-AMERIKANISCHE SCHLAGZEUGER FRED WHITE (EARTH, WIND & FIRE) IST GESTORBEN

03.01.2023 Der am 13. Januar 1955 in Chicago geborene US-amerikanische Schlagzeuger Frederick Eugene "Freddie" White ist am 1. Januar 2023 gestorben. Er war von 1974 bis 1984 Drummer bei der von seinem Halbbruder Maurice White gegründeten amerikanischen Soul- und Funk-Band Earth, Wind & Fire, die mit Titeln wie "Boogie Wonderland" oder "September" weit über die USA hinaus Grosserfolge feierte, sechs Grammys gewann und bis jetzt mehr als 90 Millionen Tonträger verkauft hat.


Bild: Earth, Wind & Fire, Walk of Fame, 2006 - Foto: Benmckune at English Wikipedia - Public domain - Datei: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Earth_Wind_and_Fire_Walk_of_Fame_4-20-06.jpg

Fred White, Drummer for Earth, Wind & Fire, Dies at 67

He provided the beat on unforgettable hits like “September,” “Let’s Groove,” “Shining Star” and “Boogie Wonderland.”

Alex Traub

https://www.nytimes.com/2023/01/02/arts/music/frederick-white-dead.html 

Fred White, who played drums for the era-defining and genre-defying band Earth, Wind & Fire, has died at the age of 67, his brother and the band announced on social media. (…) His tight and energetic beats made up the backbone of hits like "Shining Star," "Let's Groove" and – of course – the enduring mega-hit "September," which hit No. 8 on the Billboard Hot 100 when it was released and has nearly 1.2 billion streams on Spotify. 

Becky Sullivan

https://www.npr.org/2023/01/02/1146587565/fred-white-drummer-earth-wind-fire-dead

Fred White was already an accomplished drummer, playing for Donny Hathaway, before he joined Earth, Wind & Fire in the mid-1970s alongside drummer and percussionist Ralph Johnson. The band’s rhythm section was tight and upbeat and set the stage for songs like “Boogie Wonderland” and “September” to become instant favorites.

Kristin M. Hall, Associated Press

https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/story/2023-01-03/earth-wind-fire-drummer-fred-white-dies-at-age-67 

White was part of a family legacy at the ensemble’s core, as the brother of Verdine White and half-brother of Maurice White. Although long since departed from the group, in 2000 he was inducted with other core members into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Besides playing on classic EWF albums starting with “That’s the Way of the World” in 1975 on through “Electric Universe” in 1983, White also played drums on 1970s albums by artists including Little Feat, Donny Hathaway, the Emotions and Deniece Williams.   

Chris Willman

https://variety.com/2023/music/obituaries-people-news/fred-white-dead-earth-wind-fire-drummer-1235477511/

Earth Wind & Fire trauert um "ein fantastisches und talentiertes Mitglied"

Der 1955 in Chicago geborene Fred White begann in jungen Jahren mit dem Schlagzeugspielen. Einige Jahre nachdem sein Bruder Maurice White 1969 Earth, Wind & Fire gegründet hatte, wurde Fred ihr Schlagzeuger. Gemeinsam gewannen sie mehrere Grammys.

Earth, Wind & Fire feierte in den Siebzigerjahren große Erfolge. Die Musikgruppe war bei Weißen populär, hatte aber auch eine treue afroamerikanische Fangemeinde.

bbr / AFP

https://www.spiegel.de/kultur/musik/earth-wind-and-fire-ex-schlagzeuger-fred-white-ist-tot-a-764cb9da-c07d-438f-a837-6ebf36af35ff 

Ruhepol im Glitzer-Wunderland

Fred White, ehemaliger Schlagzeuger von Earth, Wind & Fire, hielt die größten, Lametta-geilen Hits der Band mit seinem Groove immer gerade noch in Erdnähe. Ein Nachruf.

Jakob Biazza

https://www.sueddeutsche.de/kultur/tod-fred-white-earth-wind-and-fire-nachruf-1.5726025?reduced=true

Videos:

Earth, Wind & Fire - Let's Groove (Official HD Video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lrle0x_DHBM

Earth, Wind & Fire - Boogie Wonderland (Official Video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=god7hAPv8f0

Earth, Wind & Fire - Shining Star (Official Audio)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zu9a29UR2dU

Earth, Wind & Fire - September (Official HD Video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gs069dndIYk

Here’s Earth, Wind & Fire performing “Runnin’” in Germany (October 3, 1979) at the Grugahlle (Essen). This clip features several solos; Maurice & Philip Bailey (percussion), Rahmlee Michael Davis (trumpet), Don Myrick (saxophone), Larry Dunn (keyboards), Fred White (drums), and Verdine White (bass). The show was recorded by the German music television show Rockpalast.

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=347280969858178 

Mehr:

https://www.earthwindandfire.com/

https://www.rockhall.com/inductees/earth-wind-and-fire

https://www.discogs.com/artist/299677-Fred-White

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0924802/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fred_White_(musician)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earth,_Wind_%26_Fire

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