Bruce W. TalamonEarth, Wind & Fire is being honored by the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., which is including a classic portrait of the group in a new exhibit.
The photo from 1978, with the founder of the group, the late Maurice White, standing in front, next to his brother, bassist Verdine White, will go on display November 15 as part of the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery “Recent Acquisitions” collection.
Photos of Morgan Freeman, actor Andy Garcia, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda are also featured in the exhibit, which will remain open through August 30, 2020.
Last month, Los Angeles declared September 21 “Earth Wind & Fire Day” to honor the group’s 50th anniversary. That day was selected in recognition of the band’s 1978 #1 single, “September,” which, of course, begins with the lyrics, “Do you remember the 21st night of September?”
The Elements of the Universe will also be among the recipients at the 42nd annual Kennedy Honors on December 8 in Washington, D.C.
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