Earth, Wind & Fire’s Acceptance Speech – Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony (2000)
On March 6, 2000, I stepped to the podium at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City to accept Earth, Wind & Fire’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In my acceptance speech, I told the audience that establishing the band’s place in history had been a hard road but a good road. I considered the honor a small capstone to a long career in what I believe is the highest form of creative expression – music.
– Maurice White. My Life With Earth, Wind & Fire, by Maurice White with Herb Powell, 2016.