Friday, May 24th, 2013 by Mike McKay
Posted in 101 #1 Song of The Day
Listen for the replay to win two tickets to the Southern New Mexico Wine Festival this weekend.
The 101 number one song of the day was the product of a group headed by the musically prodigious son of a Memphis doctor who became a serious student of mysticism.
By age 11, Maurice White was playing drums in a band with a classmate name Booker T. Jones who would later head up Booker T. & the MGs. White later joined the Ramsey Lewis Trio and travelled to the Middle East, found a new spiritual vision and went on to form a unit of vegetarians who regularly meditated together before performing to achieve a “oneness of mind.” While looking through his astrological chart, White learned he had only earth, air and fire in his Sagittarius sign which provided inspiration for the band’s name that reached the number one spot in America on May 24, 1975. He had changed the “air” to “wind” and so that is how they became Earth Wind and Fire. Their number one song on that day in ‘75 and today’s 101 number one song of the day is “Shining Star.”