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Earth Wind and Fire: Signs Rise for Shining Stars

David Rensin, Rolling Stone, 29 January 1976

LOS ANGELES – "Music is a sacred thing and we take it very seriously," Earth Wind & Fire founder/percussionist Maurice White offers during a rehearsal break. The scene is unusual for big-time rock & roll. There's no trace of smoke – cigarette or otherwise. Straws are in Baskin-Robbins milkshakes and not up noses. Everyone dresses his collegiate best and discouraging words are seldom...well, you know the song.

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