Another great loss......................we are losing the greats ........ i saw earth wind and fire .......amazing ....... believe it or not ........ i saw them at a private concert........ at Ceasar's palace in las vegas.....it was given to me........ by Maceson pharmacy .....how i got there......... and how i saw it ......well you know what they say ........what happens in Vegas .....stays in Vegas ......you can never ever say what you saw in vegas ....but i will tell you this......... it was truly amazing .......but that is it........i have been truly blessed this far !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ........by the way 63 is kind of young these days .........
R.I.P......SHELDON REYNOLDS ..........
Sheldon Reynolds of The Commodores and Earth, Wind & Fire, dies at 63
Story by Brian Marks For Dailymail.com • 11h ago
Reynolds joined The Commodores in 1983, and Earth, Wind & Fire in 1987
Before that, he toured with Millie Jackson and recorded three albums with Sun
Reynolds got his start as a guitar prodigy in the early 1970s
Sheldon Reynolds, the talented guitarist who was a key member of the funk and soul bands The Commodores and Earth, Wind & Fire, has died at age 63.
Reynolds' death was announced on social media Tuesday by Philip Bailey, his former bandmate in Earth, Wind & Fire.
'This news of Sheldon Reynolds transition is very sad for all of us who knew and worked with him. Sheldon vocally had Reese down,' he wrote, referring to founder and vocalist Maurice White. 'Sheldon was an excellent addition to the band, a great writer and producer, and a kind, loving person. He will be missed. Our condolences to his family.'
Reynolds made a name for himself as a technically skilled guitarist with the band Sun, before joining later incarnations of classic funk bands.
After The Commodores' co-founder and co-lead singer Lionel Richie departed the group at the height of its success in 1982 to start his lucrative solo career and lead guitarist Thomas McClary left, Reynolds brought his guitar talents to the funk and pop band.
Although Reynolds also performed as a vocalist, original co-lead Walter Orange — who sang lead on hits like Brick House — took over most of the vocal duties after Richie's departure.
He only played with The Commodores from 1983 to 1987, when he joined another iconic funk and pop band, Earth, Wind & Fire.
The group had been on hiatus since 1984, but Maurice White reformed it in '87 with new members, including Reynolds on lead guitar and vocal duties.
He had previously played guitar on White's 1985 self-titled solo album, which made him an obvious fit for the group when it was revived.
He continued to record and perform with the band until 2002.
Reynolds' stint with the group earned him a Grammy nomination in 1994 for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals for Sunday Morning, the second single from Earth, Wind & Fire's 1993 album Millennium.
As a member of the group, Reynolds was honored with induction to the NAACP Image Award Hall of Fame.
He also held record co-lead singer Philip Bailey's 1989 solo album Family Affair, and he would subsequently contribute to Smokey Robinson's 1990 album Love, Smokey.
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