Watch Earth Wind & Fire LIVE: 1978

It is difficult to look back at the 70s and early 80s Soul music scene without gazing for a long period at the music and influence of Earth, Wind & Fire. A group revolutionary in its amalgamation of soul, jazz, funk and African music into an attractive, universal sound, EWF influenced an entire generation of self-contained Soul/Funk bands. For a period in the early 80s, the Soul charts were dominated by groups from ConFunkShun to the Dazz Band, all clearly influenced by the electrifying instrumentation and arrangements of EWF.

See our biography of Earth Wind & Fire

The band was known by many for their killer live shows, which are now legendary. Below is a video of an Earth Wind & Fire concert from 1978, when the group was arguably at its commercial peak. Take a look below and tell us what you think!

It is difficult to look back at the 70s and early 80s Soul music scene without gazing for a long period at the music and influence of Earth, Wind & Fire. A group revolutionary in its amalgamation of soul, jazz, funk and African music into an attractive, universal sound, EWF influenced an entire generation of self-contained Soul/Funk bands. For a period in the early 80s, the Soul charts were dominated by groups from ConFunkShun to the Dazz Band, all clearly influenced by the electrifying instrumentation and arrangements of EWF.

See our biography of Earth Wind & Fire

The band was known by many for their killer live shows, which are now legendary. Below is a video of an Earth Wind & Fire concert from 1978, when the group was arguably at its commercial peak. Take a look below and tell us what you think!

 
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