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Earth, Wind & Fire

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Earth, Breeze & Open fire were probably one of the most musically accomplished, critically acclaimed, and commercially popular funk rings from the ’70s. Conceived by drummer, bandleader, songwriter, kalimba participant, and periodic vocalist Maurice White colored, EWF’s all-encompassing musical eyesight utilized funk as its basis, but also integrated jazz, soft spirit, gospel, pop, rock and roll & move, psychedelia, blues, folk, African music, and, down the road, disco. Lead vocalist Philip Bailey offered EWF a supplementary dimension along with his skill for crooning sentimental ballads furthermore to funk exercises; behind him, the music group could harmonize just like a soft Motown group, function a simmering groove just like the J.B.’s, or improvise just like a jazz fusion clothing. Plus, their stage displays were often just like elaborate and powerful as George Clinton’s P-Funk empire. A lot more than simply versatility because of its very own sake, EWF’s eclecticism was section of a broader concept up to date by way of a cosmic, mystical spirituality and an uplifting positivity famous brands which hadn’t been noticed since the start of Sly & the Family members Stone. Tying everything jointly was the achieved songwriting of Maurice Light, whose intricate, unstable arrangements and company understand of hooks and framework made EWF among the tightest rings in funk if they wanted to end up being. Not really everything they attempted proved helpful, but at their finest, Earth, Breeze & Fireplace seemingly took everything that emerged before them and covered it up into one dizzying, magnificent package. Light founded Earth, Breeze & Fireplace in Chicago in 1969. He previously previously honed his chops being a program drummer for Chess Information, where he performed on music by famous brands Fontella Bass, Billy Stewart, and Etta Adam, amongst others. In 1967, he’d changed Redd Holt in the favorite jazz group the Ramsey Lewis Trio, where he was presented to the kalimba, an African thumb piano he’d use thoroughly in future tasks. In 1969, he still left Lewis’ group to create a songwriting relationship with keyboardist Don Whitehead and vocalist Wade Flemons. This quickly progressed into a music group dubbed the Salty Peppers, which authorized with Capitol and obtained a regional strike with “La La Period.” Whenever a follow-up flopped, White colored decided to proceed to LA, and took a lot of the music group with him; he also renamed them Globe, Wind & Open fire, following the three components in his astrological graphs. By enough time White colored convinced his sibling, bassist Verdine White colored, to become listed on him for the Western Coastline in 1970, the lineup contains Whitehead, Flemons, woman vocalist Sherry Scott, guitarist Michael Beal, tenor saxophonist Chet Washington, trombonist Alex Thomas, and percussionist Yackov Ben Israel. This aggregate authorized a new cope with Warner Bros. and released its self-titled debut recording in past due 1970. Many critics discovered it interesting and ambitious, similar to its 1971 follow-up, THE NECESSITY of Like, but neither fascinated much industrial attention despite an evergrowing following on university campuses along with a high-profile gig executing the soundtrack to Melvin Truck Peebles’ groundbreaking dark independent film Special Sweetback’s Baadasssss Melody. Dissatisfied using the outcomes, Light dismantled the very first edition of EWF in 1972, keeping only sibling Verdine. He constructed a fresh lineup with feminine vocalist Jessica Cleaves, flute/sax participant Ronnie Laws and regulations, guitarist Roland Bautista, keyboardist Larry Dunn, and percussionist Ralph Johnson; the main new addition, nevertheless, was vocalist Philip Bailey, recruited from a Denver R&B music group called Close friends & Like. After viewing the group open up for John Sebastian in NY, Clive Davis agreed upon these to CBS, where they debuted in 1972 with Last Times and Time. Additional personnel adjustments ensued; Laws and regulations and Bautista had been eliminated by year’s end, changed by reedman Andrew Woolfolk and guitarists Al McKay and Johnny Graham. It had been after that that EWF really began to strike their stride. 1973’s Check out the Sky (Cleaves’ last record using the group) considerably broadened their cult pursuing, as well as the 1974 follow-up, Open up Our Eye, was their first proper strike. It proclaimed their first cooperation with manufacturer, arranger, and sometime-songwriting collaborator Charles Stepney, who helped streamline their audio for wider approval; it also highlighted another Light brother, Fred, earned as another drummer. The one “Mighty Mighty” became EWF’s initial Top Ten strike for the R&B graphs, although pop radio shied from its black-pride subtext, as well as the minimal strike “Kalimba Tale” brought Maurice White’s infatuation with African seems towards the airwaves. Open up Our Eye went gold, establishing the stage for the band’s blockbuster discovery. In 1975, EWF finished focus on another film soundtrack, this time around to some music-biz drama known as That’s the Method of the World. Not really optimistic concerning the film’s industrial potential customers, the group rushed away their soundtrack recording of the same name (unlike Nice Sweetback, they made up all of the music themselves) beforehand. The film flopped, however the recording became popular; its lead sole, the love-and-encouragement anthem “Glowing Celebrity,” shot to the very best of both R&B and pop graphs, making Earth, Blowing wind & Open fire mainstream stars; it later on received a Grammy for Greatest R&B Vocal Overall performance by way of a Group. The record also strike number 1 on both pop and R&B graphs, and went dual platinum; its name track went Best Five for the R&B aspect, looked after contained Bailey’s personal ballad within the record cut “Factors.” Light used the brand new income to build up EWF’s live present into a luxurious, effects-filled extravaganza, which ultimately grew to add stunts created by magician Doug Henning. The music group was also augmented by way of a regular horn section, the Phoenix Horns, going by saxophonist Don Myrick. Their growing concert encounter was chronicled later on that year around the double-LP arranged Appreciation, which became their second right number one recording and presented one part of fresh studio tracks. Of these, “Sing a Track” reached the pop TOP as well as the R&B Best Five, as well as the ballad “Can’t Cover Love” as well as the name track had been also successful. Unfortunately, through the 1976 periods for EWF’s following studio record, Heart, Charles Stepney passed away suddenly of the coronary attack. Maurice Light overran the organizing chores, however the Stepney-produced “Holiday” were able to best the R&B graphs posthumously. Spirit normally performed well in the graphs, topping out at number 2. For the time being, Light was going for a hand in making other acts; furthermore to dealing with his outdated manager Ramsey Lewis, he helped kickstart the professions from the Feelings and Deniece Williams. 1977’s All n’ All was another solid work that charted at number 3 and spawned the R&B smashes “Dream” as well as the chart-topping “Serpentine Open fire”; in the mean time, the Feelings topped the pop graphs using the White-helmed smash “Greatest of My Like.” The next year, White colored founded his personal label, ARC, and EWF made an appearance in the mainly disastrous film edition of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonesome Hearts Club Music group, turning in an excellent cover from the Beatles’ “Surely got to ENABLE YOU TO GET Into MY ENTIRE LIFE” that became their 1st TOP pop strike since “Sing a Melody.” Released before year’s end, THE VERY BEST of Earth, Breeze & Fireplace, Vol. 1 created another TOP strike (and R&B number 1) within the recently recorded “Sept.” 1979’s I Am included EWF’s most explicit nod to disco, a smash cooperation using the Feelings known as “Boogie Wonderland” that climbed in to the TOP. The ballad “Following the Love HAS TRULY GONE” did better still, falling one place short of the very best. Although I Am became EWF’s 6th straight multi-platinum record, there were signals the group’s explosion of creativeness within the last couple of years was starting to wane. 1980’s Encounters broke that string, and guitarist McKay departed. While 1981’s Raise brought them a high Five strike and R&B chart-topper in “Let’s Groove,” a standard decline in regularity was becoming obvious. By enough time EWF released its next recording, 1983’s Powerlight, ARC experienced folded, as well as the Phoenix Horns have been slice loose to save lots of money. Following the lackluster Electric powered Universe appeared by the end of the entire year, White colored disbanded the group to you need to a rest. For the time being, Verdine White colored became a maker and video movie director, while Philip Bailey embarked on a single career and have scored a pop smash using the Phil Collins duet “Easy Enthusiast.” Collins also produced frequent usage of the Phoenix Horns on his ’80s information, both solo with Genesis. Bailey reunited using the Light brothers, plus Andrew Woolfolk, Ralph Johnson, and brand-new guitarist Sheldon Reynolds, in 1987 for the record Touch the planet. It was amazingly successful, making two R&B smashes in “Thinking about You” and the main “Program of Success.” Released in 1990, Heritage was a compelled try to contemporize the group’s audio, with guest performances from Sly Rock and MC Hammer; its failing led to the finish from the group’s romantic relationship with Columbia. They came back on Reprise using the even more traditional-sounding Millennium in 1993, but had been dropped once the record didn’t recapture their industrial standing up despite a Grammy nomination for “Weekend Morning hours”; tragedy struck that yr when onetime horn innovator Don Myrick was murdered in LA. Bailey as well as the White colored brothers returned once more in 1997 on the tiny Pyramid label with In the Name of Like. After 2003’s The Guarantee, a variety of fresh material and refreshing talks about classics, the group realigned with many top-shelf adult modern performers and released 2005’s Lighting, which presented a cooperation with soft jazz juggernaut Kenny G. The recording was Grammy-nominated within the category of Greatest R&B Album. Globe, Wind & Open fire continuing to tour and produced a show-opening appearance on American Idol’s Idol Provides Back present in 2007. 3 years afterwards, Maurice and Verdine Light, Bailey, Dunn, and McKay had been inducted in to the Songwriters Hall of Popularity. The music group released Now, After that & Forever, their initial record in five years, in 2013. 3 years afterwards, on Feb 3, 2016, Maurice Light died from the consequences of Parkinson’s disease at his house in LA; he was 74 yrs . old.

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Full Name Earth, Wind & Fire
Awards Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals, Grammy Hall of Fame, BET Lifetime Achievement Award, NAACP Image Award – Hall of Fame Award, Grammy Award for Best R&B Instrumental Performance, American Music Award for Favorite Soul/R&B Band/Duo/Group, TV Land Entertainer Award
Music Songs September, Let's Groove, Boogie Wonderland, After the Love Has Gone, Shining Star, Fantasy, Sing A Song, Reasons, That's the Way of the World, Got To Get You Into My Life, In the Stone, Serpentine Fire, Keep Your Head to the Sky, Mighty Mighty, Can't Hide Love, Saturday Nite, I'll Write a Song for You, Devotion, Love's Holiday, Getaway, Be Ever Wonderful, Let Me Talk, Fall in Love With Me, Can't Let Go, Evil, System of Survival, I've Had Enough, Would You Mind, Kalimba Story, Thinking Of You, Sunday Morning, Pure Gold
Albums All 'n All, Gratitude, Now, Then & Forever, Last Days and Time, Powerlight, That's the Way of the World, I Am, Open Our Eyes, The Need of Love, Spirit, Electric Universe, Faces, Head to the Sky, Raise!, Earth, Wind & Fire: In Concert, Live in Rio, Touch the World, In the Name of Love, Holiday, Illumination, Heritage, The Promise, Millennium, That's the Way of the World: Alive in 75, Live In Japan, Earth, Wind & Fire: Greatest Hits, The Best of Earth, Wind & Fire, Vol. 1, The Eternal Dance, Greatest Hits Live, Love Songs, The Very Best of Earth, Wind & Fire, The Best of Earth, Wind & Fire, Vol. 2, The Essential Earth, Wind & Fire, Elements of Love: Ballads, Earth, Wind & Fire, Earth, Wind & Fire: Live at Montreux 1997, Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song, Earth Wind & Fire Experience(feat. Al McKay Allstars), The Columbia Masters, Big Hits and Remixes, The Eternal Vision
Nominations Grammy Award for Record of the Year, Grammy Award for Best R&B Album, Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals, Grammy Award for Best Traditional R&B Performance, Grammy Award for Best Disco Recording, American Music Award for Favorite Soul/R&B Album, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Duo or Group, Soul Train Music Award for Best R&B/Soul Single - Group, Band or Duo, Soul Train Music Award for Best R&B/Soul Album - Group, Band or Duo


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#Fact
1 They were awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 7080 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
2 Members have included Verdine White, Philip Bailey, Maurice White, Johnny Graham, Freddie White, Larry Dunn, Ralph Johnson, Andrew Woolfolk, Al McKay
3 Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Doctor Strange 2016 performer: "Shining Star" - as Earth, Wind & Fire
Trolls 2016 performer: "September" - as Earth, Wind & Fire / producer: "September" - as Earth, Wind & Fire
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2016 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Nice Guys 2016 performer: "BOOGIE WONDERLAND", "SEPTEMBER"
Barbershop: The Next Cut 2016 performer: "September" - as Earth, Wind & Fire
Scandal TV Series 1 episode, 2013 performer - 1 episode, 2016
Legends of Tomorrow 2016 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Miles Ahead 2015 performer: "Getaway" - as Earth, Wind & Fire
The X Factor 2015 TV Series 1 episode
Ted 2 2015 performer: "September" - as Earth, Wind & Fire
Ballers 2015 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Scorpion 2015 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Mentalist 2015 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Affair 2014 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Die Schlikkerfrauen 2014 performer: "September" - uncredited
True Blood 2014 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Alpha and Omega 3: The Great Wolf Games 2014 Video performer: "Boogie Wonderland"
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues 2013 performer: "After The Love Has Gone" - as Earth, Wind & Fire
Last Vegas 2013 performer: "September '99 James Egbert Remix", "September" - as Earth, Wind & Fire
Clear History 2013 TV Movie performer: "Shining Star" - as Earth, Wind & Fire
The Office 2013 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
When Disco Ruled the World 2012 TV Movie documentary performer: "Boogie Wonderland" - as Earth, Wind & Fire
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2012 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Shameless 2012 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Think Like a Man 2012 performer: "Sing A Song", "That's The Way Of The World"
The Intouchables 2011 performer: "September", "Boogie Wonderland" - as Earth, Wind & Fire
Zookeeper 2011 performer: "Boogie Wonderland" - as Earth, Wind & Fire
Banda sonora 2011 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Hooker with a Heart of Gold 2010 performer: "Let's Groove"
Chuck 2010 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Our Family Wedding 2010 performer: "September" - as Earth, Wind & Fire
Electric Dreams 2009 TV Mini-Series performer - 1 episode
Mao's Last Dancer 2009 performer: "Let's Groove"
Glee: Director's Cut Pilot Episode 2009 TV Movie performer: "Shining Star" - uncredited
We Believe 2009 Documentary performer: "Shining Star"
Glee 2009 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian 2009 performer: "Let's Groove" - as Earth, Wind & Fire
Ghosts of Girlfriends Past 2009 performer: "Let's Groove" - as Earth, Wind & Fire
Dancing on Ice 2009 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Rabu shaffuru 2009 TV Series performer: "Fantasy"
Soul Men 2008 performer: "Getaway" - as Earth, Wind & Fire
Meet Dave 2008 performer: "Shining Star"
So You Think You Can Dance 2007-2008 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Everybody Hates Chris 2005-2008 TV Series performer - 3 episodes
Disco 2008 performer: "September", "Boogie Wonderland"
So You Think You Can Dance Australia 2008 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Semi-Pro 2008 performer: "Shining Star"
Dan in Real Life 2007 performer: "September '99" 1978 - as Earth, Wind & Fire
Cavemen 2007 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Billy & Mandy's Big Boogey Adventure 2007 TV Movie performer: "Boogie Wonderland"
Night at the Museum 2006 performer: "September" 1978 - as Earth, Wind & Fire
Cold Case 2004-2006 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Step Up 2006 performer: "'Til Dawn"
Babel 2006/I "September"
My Name Is Earl 2006 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories 2006 Video Game performer: "Fantasy"
American Dad! 2006 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Ringer 2005 performer: "September"
Kronk's New Groove 2005 Video performer: "Let's Groove"
Roll Bounce 2005 performer: "Pure Gold" - as Earth, Wind & Fire
The 57th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2005 TV Special performer: "September"
Dancing with the Stars 2005 TV Series 1 episode
Madagascar 2005 performer: "Boogie Wonderland"
Robots 2005 performer: "LOVE'S DANCE"
Be Cool 2005 performer: "Fantasy" - as Earth, Wind & Fire
Hitch 2005/I performer: "This Is How I Feel"
Gran Turismo 4 2004 Video Game performer: "Getaway" Gran Turismo 4 Pop Rox Remix
The 2004 Billboard Music Awards 2004 TV Special performer: "September" - uncredited
Mr 3000 2004 performer: "Shining Star", "Let's Groove"
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Cheri Oteri 2004 TV Special documentary performer: "Shining Star" - uncredited
Donkey Konga 2003 Video Game performer: "September"
Something's Gotta Give 2003 performer: "Sing a Song" - as Earth, Wind & Fire
Love Don't Cost a Thing 2003 performer: "Reasons"
The Bernie Mac Show 2003 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Adventures of Pluto Nash 2002 performer: "Why", "Fun & Free"
Drumline 2002 performer: "In the Stone"
Austin Powers in Goldmember 2002 performer: "Shining Star"
Sex and the City 2002 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Undercover Brother 2002 performer: "What Ever Happened"
Shining Stars: The Official Story of Earth, Wind, & Fire 2001 Video performer: "Let's Groove", "Boogie Wonderland", "Got to Get you Into My Life", "Fantasy", "September", "Reasons", "Sing A Song", "Shining Star", "That's The Way of the World", "After The Love Is Gone", "Serpentine Fire", "Keep Your Head To the Sky", "Thinking Of You", "Devotion", "I'll Write A Song For You", "Spirit"
The Original Kings of Comedy 2000 Documentary performer: "Love's Holiday"
Don't Look Under the Bed 1999 TV Movie performer: "Boogie Wonderland"
Muppets from Space 1999 performer: "Shining Star"
The Waterboy 1998 performer: "Let's Groove" - as Earth, Wind & Fire
Radiofreccia 1998 performer: "Sing a Song" - as Earth, Wind & Fire
Soul Music Festival: Part IV 1998 TV Movie performer: "Spread Your Love", "September", "Reasons", "Sing A Song", "Boogie Wonderland", "Let's Groove", "That's The Way Of The World" - uncredited
Seinfeld 1996-1998 TV Series performer - 3 episodes
Slam 1998 performer: "Sex, Money & Drugs"
Chalomot Ne'urim 1998 TV Series 1 episode
Soul Food 1997 performer: "September"
Sprung 1997 performer: "I'll Write a Song for You"
The Mirror Has Two Faces 1996 performer: "Boogie Wonderland"
Get on the Bus 1996 performer: "Cruisin'"
Queens Logic 1991 performer: "Shining Star"
Caddyshack II 1988 performer: "Turn On The Beat Box" - as Earth, Wind and Fire
Fame 1984 TV Series 1 episode
Rock & Rule 1983 performer: "Dance, Dance, Dance"
Top of the Pops 1977-1981 TV Series performer - 14 episodes
Private Lessons 1981 performer: "Fantasy" - as Earth, Wind & Fire
Direktion City 1980 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Caddyshack 1980 performer: "Boogie Wonderland"
Roller Boogie 1979 performer: "Boogie Wonderland"
Skatetown, U.S.A. 1979 performer: "Boogie Wonderland"
WKRP in Cincinnati 1979 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
The Music for UNICEF Concert: A Gift of Song 1979 TV Special performer: "September", "Tht's The Way of the World", "Put A Little Love In Your Heart"
Killer of Sheep 1978 performer: "Reasons"
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band 1978 performer: "Got To Get You Into My Life"
French-Teen 1977 performer: "Sun Goddess", "Hot Dawgit" - uncredited
Country Girl's Hollywood Adventure 1975 performer: "Shining Star" - uncredited
That's the Way of the World 1975 performer: "Shining Star", "That's the Way of the World"", "Happy Feelin'"", "See the Light"" - uncredited
Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song 1971 performer: "Sweetback's Theme", "Hoppin John", "Sweetback Getting It Uptight And Preaching It So Hard The Bourgeois Reggin Angels In Heaven Turn Around", "Sweetback Losing His Cherry"

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Hot 10 2011 TV Series
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band 1978 Earth, Wind & Fire
The Natalie Cole Special 1978 TV Movie
That's the Way of the World 1975 The Group (as Earth Wind and Fire)

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sofie Linde Show 2015 TV Series music - 1 episode
Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song 1971 orchestrator - as Earth Wind and Fire

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song 1971

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Glastonbury 2016 2016 TV Mini-Series Themselves
The 58th Annual Grammy Awards 2016 TV Movie Themselves - Presenters
The Insider 2015 TV Series Themselves
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2005-2015 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guests / Themselves
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2005-2015 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guests / Themselves
The Kennedy Center Honors 2014 TV Special Themselves - Performer
Live with Kelly and Michael 1990-2014 TV Series Themselves / Themselves - Musical Guests
The 83rd Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade 2014 TV Movie Themselves
The Story of Funk: One Nation Under a Groove 2014 TV Movie documentary
Sunday Night at the Palladium 2014 TV Series Themselves
Strictly Come Dancing 2013 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guests
The Best Hit USA 2006-2013 TV Series Themselves
Earth Wind and Fire Live at the Venetian 2013 TV Special Themselves
Good Day L.A. 2013 TV Series Themselves
Being: Earth, Wind & Fire 2012 TV Mini-Series documentary Themselves (2012)
20th Annual Trumpet Awards 2012 TV Special Themselves - Honorees
2011 Soul Train Awards 2011 TV Special Themselves
80s Rewind Festival 2011 2011 TV Movie Themselves
Philly's 4th of July Jam 2011 TV Special Themselves
Hit Man Returns: David Foster & Friends 2011 Themselves
The Making of 'Get Your Hump On' with Earth, Wind, & Fire 2010 Video short Themselves
TV One Night Only: Live from the Essence Music Festival 2010 TV Movie Themselves
The 7th Annual TV Land Awards 2009 TV Special Themselves
Wetten, dass..? 2008 TV Series Themselves
Festival Internacional de la Canción de Viña del Mar 2008 TV Series Themselves - Performer
TV total 2007 TV Series Themselves
American Idol 2007 TV Series Themselves
Music Cares Person of the Year: Brian Wilson 2005 TV Special Themselves - Performers
Christmas in Rockefeller Center 2005 TV Movie Themselves
The Tom Joyner Show 2005 TV Series Themselves
Fox NFL Sunday 2005 TV Series Themselves
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2005 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guest
New Year's Rockin' Eve 2005 2004 TV Special Themselves
The 2004 Billboard Music Awards 2004 TV Special Themselves
The 46th Annual Grammy Awards 2004 TV Special Themselves - Performers
VH-1 Where Are They Now? 2002 TV Series documentary Themselves
2nd Annual BET Awards 2002 TV Movie documentary Themselves
31st NAACP Image Awards 2000 TV Special Themselves
Soul Music Festival: Part IV 1998 TV Movie Themselves
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1998 TV Series Themselves
Grace Under Fire 1996 TV Series Themselves
The 8th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 1994 TV Special Themselves - Presenter
1994 World Tour in Japan 1994 Video Themselves
Crossroads 1994 TV Series Themselves - Performers (1994)
The American Music Awards 20th Anniversary Special 1993 TV Special Themselves - Performers
The Eternal Vision 1992 Video Themselves
Ebony/Jet Showcase 1988-1990 TV Series Themselves
Champs-Elysées 1988 TV Series Themselves
Lou Rawls Presents Black Gold Hits 1988 TV Movie Themselves
The 6th Annual American Music Awards 1979 TV Special Themselves
Gala de l'Unicef 1979 TV Series Themselves
The Midnight Special 1975 TV Series Themselves - Host
In Concert 1973-1975 TV Series Themselves
Rock Concert 1973 TV Series Themselves

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Glastonbury 2016 2016 TV Mini-Series Themselves
The Seventies 2015 TV Series documentary Themselves
My Music: '70s & '80s Soul Rewind 2013 TV Movie Themselves
Soul Power! 2013 TV Series documentary Themselves
No me la puc treure del cap 2012 TV Series Themselves
Banda sonora 2011 TV Series Themselves
I Love the '70s 2003 TV Series documentary Themselves
Top of the Pops 1978-1981 TV Series Themselves

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2002 BET Award BET Awards Lifetime Achievement Award
1995 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Recording On September 15, 1995. At 7080 Hollywood Blvd.
1994 Hall of Fame Image Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2006 Grammy Grammy Awards Best R&B Album For the album "Illumination."
2005 Grammy Grammy Awards Best R&B Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group · Raphael Saadiq

TitleSalary
Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song (1971) $500


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