Maurice White moved to Chicago as a teenager, where he found work as a session drummer for Chess Records. He played on the records of many stars, including Etta James, Buddy Guy & Muddy Waters. Fontella Bass's 1965 hit Rescue Me is among the early hits he played drums on. In 1966 White joined the Ramsey Lewis Trio, which he left after three years to start his own band in 1969 - The Salty Dogs. While touring with his new band, White became interested in astrology. It was this that inspired him to alter the name of the band to reflect the elements of his sign -Sagittarius - Fire, Earth & Air. In 1971 he officially changed the band's name to Earth Wind & Fire, releasing a self-titled album. They had their first hit single in 1973 with Evil, off their fourth studio album Head To The Sky. The album was their first commercially successful record. Because of the success of Evil, White assumed more of a lead vocalist role in the group.
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