Ralph Johnson


Oral History Information

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Musician, Percussionist

Ralph Johnson joined Earth, Wind and Fire in 1972. That was an important year for the band as founder Maurice White changed the line-up to include singers Jessica Cleaves and Philip Bailey, keyboardist Larry Dunn, guitarist Roland Bautista and Ronnie Laws on flute and saxophone.  The newly reformed band, which also included Verdine White, became one of the most successful bands in pop history.  Ralph has remained with the band ever since!