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Oral History, Larry Dunn talks about how he came to be the keyboardist for Earth, Wind and Fire at the age of 17. Interview date August 6, 2013, NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) Oral History Library
Larry Dunn
Birth name Lawrence Dunhill
Born (1953-06-19)June 19, 1953 (age 62)
Origin Denver, Colorado, USA
Genres Funk / Jazz / R&B / Soul
Occupation(s) Keyboardist / Songwriter / Producer / Music arranger
Years active Late 60's - present
Labels Columbia, ARC, Another Hit, 101 South
Website http://www.larrydunnmusic.com

Larry Dunn (born June 19, 1953) is an American keyboardist, musical director and one of the early members of the music group Earth, Wind, & Fire. Dunn, along with other members of Earth, Wind & Fire, was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2000.

Career[edit]

Born Lawrence Dunhill, he attended East High School in Denver, Colorado. During most of the Earth, Wind & Fire years, Larry produced, performed, composed and arranged for side-projects like Dee Dee Bridgewater, Caldera, Ramsey Lewis, Ronnie Laws, Stanley Turrentine, Sylvia St. James, Lenny White with Twennynine, and many more.[1]

Dunn has also toured with Al McKay and his L.A. All Stars. He is, together with ex-EWF keyboardist Morris Pleasure and ex-EWF guitarist Sheldon Reynolds, one of the founding members of the band Devoted Spirits. The first Devoted Spirits album, Devoted Spirits: A Tribute to Earth Wind and Fire, contains their cover versions of classic EWF songs as well as some new material. A second Devoted Spirits album, called The Answer, is due to be released. Dunn and his wife Luisa are owners of Source Productions, and are involved in music for TV, film and commercials in addition to working with various other musicians.

Dunn has appeared live multiple times on the Jazz Matrix Show on Solar Radio with Michael J. Parlett. Dunn's second solo album will also soon be released, preceded by a single Finally, a collaboration with Beloyd Taylor and James Ingram.

Solo releases[edit]

Year CD Label Additional info
1992 Larry Dunn Orchestra : Lover's Silhouette Another Hit Records Original, US release
1996 Larry Dunn Orchestra : Lover's Silhouette 101 South ( fusion label ) European release

References[edit]

  1. ^ Music U.K magazine p49 (July 1984 Issue No.31) - Larry Dunn interview

External links[edit]



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1216 news items

New York Times

New York Times
Sun, 24 Apr 2016 18:46:58 -0700

“We'd meet the plane at J.F.K. every Thursday,” Larry Dunn, a D.J. known as Larry the Duck who was also the station's music director, said in an interview. “I'd go through it, and we'd add new music for the week.” Mr. McNamara gave Mr. Spitzer credit ...

Log Cabin Democrat

Log Cabin Democrat
Mon, 25 Apr 2016 11:00:00 -0700

Matthew Bates, Drew Bates, Nick Heathscott, Rick Beaty, Larry Dunn and Ken Hunter will serve as pallbearers. Keith Woosley, Rodney Rice, Bud McConkie, Josh McConkie, Stephen McConkie, Henry Hawk, Herman Ellis, Joe Pruett and Tommy Mebane will ...

Laguna Beach Independent Newspaper

Laguna Beach Independent Newspaper
Thu, 21 Apr 2016 15:18:51 -0700

Perhaps the biggest homegrown success story in the snack realm is Have'A Chips, established by founder Larry Dunn in the 1990s. Another made-in-Laguna treat to blow up is Z Pizza, which has franchise locations as far away as Dubai.Keeping it small and ...
 
Broadway World
Fri, 22 Apr 2016 21:30:46 -0700

Members Philip Bailey, Larry Dunn, Johnny Graham, Ralph Johnson, Al McKay, Fred White, Maurice White*, Verdine White, and Andrew Woolfolk built the group's distinctive signature sound, which has remained profoundly influential. Successfully breaking ...

Magnoliareporter

Magnoliareporter
Thu, 24 Mar 2016 01:18:14 -0700

(With six photos) Jonathan Baird and Larry Dunn will be among graduates honored by SAU Alumni Association. Story · Image (6). Print: Create a hardcopy of this page; Font Size: Default font size: Larger font size. Previous Next ...

Magnoliareporter

Magnoliareporter
Sat, 23 Apr 2016 00:41:15 -0700

The choirs are under the direction of Larry Dunn and accompanied by Cindy Burdine. The Magnolia High School Bel Canto Choir was "Best in Class AAAAA Large Female Ensemble" at the Arkansas Choral Directors Association (ArkCDA) State Choral ...
 
Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wed, 13 Apr 2016 13:16:01 -0700

Finishing just ahead of them in 9:10 was the Southern foursome — of freshman Larry Dunn, senior Joe Morris and sophomores Jason Counts and Connor Wolfe. Dunn was third in the 1,600m run in 5:04. Southern senior Joe Beegle was second in both the ...

Newsday

Newsday
Mon, 11 Apr 2016 13:52:00 -0700

Ron Alexenburg of Port Jefferson, CEO of Alexenburg Entertainment in Melville. John Shea of St. James, vice president and general manager of the LI station cluster of Cox Enterprises in West Babylon. Larry Dunn of Massapequa Park, senior vice president ...
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