the Earth, Wind & Fire experience
PERSONNEL

1970-1972

Maurice White - vocals, drums, percussion, kalimba
Wade Flemons - vocals, vibes, electric piano
Don Whitehead - keyboards, vocals
Verdine White - bass
Sherry Scott - vocals
Michael Beal - guitar, harmonica
Leslie Dayton - trumpet
Alex Thomas - trombone
Chester (Chet) Washington - tenor saxophone
Yackov Ben Israel - (Phil Williams) - congas, percussion

1972

Maurice White - vocals, drums, kalimba
Verdine White - bass
Philip Bailey - vocals, congas, percussion
Jessica Cleaves - vocals
Larry Dunn - keyboards
Roland Bautista - guitars
Ronnie Laws - soprano and tenor saxophone, flute
Ralph Johnson - drums, percussion

1973

Maurice White - vocals, drums, kalimba
Verdine White - bass
Philip Bailey - vocals, congas, percussion
Jessica Cleaves - vocals
Larry Dunn - keyboards
Al McKay - guitars, percussion
Johnny Graham - guitar, percussion
Andrew Woolfolk - saxophones, flute
Ralph Johnson - drums, percussion

1974-1983

Maurice White - vocals, drums, kalimba
Verdine White - bass
Philip Bailey - vocals, congas, percussion
Larry Dunn - keyboards
Al McKay - guitars, percussion (1973-80)
Johnny Graham - guitars, percussion
Roland Bautista - guitar (1981-83)
Andrew Woolfolk - saxophones, flute, percussion
Ralph Johnson - drums (1974-80), vocals, percussion (1981-83)
Fred White - drums (1975-87)

The Phenix Horns (1974-1983)

Michael Harris - trumpet, flugelhorn
Rahmlee Michael Davies - trumpet, flugelhorn
Louis Satterfield - trombone
Don Myrick - saxophones
Elmar Brown - trumpet (1979)

1987-1995

Maurice White - vocals, drums, kalimba
Verdine White - bass
Philip Bailey - vocals, percussion
Sheldon Reynolds - guitar, vocals
Andrew Woolfolk - saxophones (-1993)
Ralph Johnson - percussion
Sonny Emory - drums (1989-1999)
Freddie Ravel - keyboards (1992-1994)
David Romero - percussion 
Paul Minor - keyboards
Bill Meyers - keyboards

1996-1998

Maurice White - vocals, drums, kalimba
Philip Bailey - vocals, percussion
Verdine White - bass, vocals
Ralph Johnson - percussion, vocals
Sheldon Reynolds - guitar, vocals
Sonny Emory - drums
Morris Pleasure - keyboards
Mike McKnight - keyboards
David Romero - percussion
David Whitworth - percussion, vocals

1999-2000

Philip Bailey - vocals, percussion
Verdine White - bass
Ralph Johnson - percussion, vocals
Sheldon Reynolds - guitar, vocals
Gordon Campbell - drums 
Morris Pleasure - keyboards
Robert Brookins - keyboards
David Romero - percussion
David Whitworth - percussion, vocals
Gary Bias - saxophones
Ray Brown - trumpet
Reggie Young - trombone
Ayesha Orange - dancer
Joanna Collins - dancer
Kyausha Simpson - dancer

2001-2003

Philip Bailey - vocals, percussion, kalimba
Verdine White - bass
Ralph Johnson - percussion, vocals
John Paris - drums
David Whitworth - percussion, vocals
Daniel de los Reyes - percussion
Myron McKinley - keyboards
Robert Brookins - keyboards
Bobby Gonzales - guitar, vocals
Gary Bias - saxophones
Ray Brown - trumpet
Reggie Young - trombone

2004-2008

Philip Bailey - vocals, percussion, kalimba
Verdine White - bass
Ralph Johnson - percussion, vocals
John Paris - drums
David Whitworth - percussion
Myron McKinley - keyboards
Greg Moore - guitar
Vadim Zilberstein - guitar
Gary Bias - saxophones
Bobby Burns Jr. - trumpet
Reggie Young - trombone
Krystal Bailey - background vocals
Kimberly Johnson - background vocals

2008-

Philip Bailey - vocals, percussion, kalimba
Verdine White - bass
Ralph Johnson - percussion, vocals
Philip Bailey Jr.  - vocals
John Paris - drums
David Whitworth - percussion, vocals
Myron McKinley - keyboards
Greg Moore - guitar, vocals
Morris O'Connor - guitar
Gary Bias - saxophone
Bobby Burns Jr. - trumpet
Reggie Young - trombone

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Current members

Maurice White: December 19. 1941 - Chicago, IL
Verdine White: July 25. 1951
Philip Bailey: May 8. 1951 - Denver, CO
Ralph Johnson: July 4. 1951
Gary Bias: March 14.

Former members

Sheldon Reynolds: September 13.
Larry Dunn: June 19. 1953
Johnny Graham: August 3. 1951
Al McKay: February 2. 1948 - Los Angeles, CA
Freddie White: January 13. 1955
Andrew Woolfolk: October 11. 1950
Ronnie Laws: October 3. 1950 - Houston, TX
Jessica Cleaves: December 10. 1948 - Los Angeles, CA
Morris Pleasure: July 12. 1962
Bill Meyers: October 28. 1952, Chicago, IL
Sonny Emory: December 23. 1962

Wade Flemmons: Passed away October 13th 1993
Don Myrick: Passed away 1993
Louis Satterfield: April 3rd 1937 - Shaw, MI. - September 27th 2004
Roland Bautista: Passed away 12. Feb. 2012