Sheldon Reynolds Earth, Wind & Fire contest!

Posted by David Eicher
on Monday, October 10, 2011

Well, I’m back. Last week I was not only home for a couple days, hit with the virus that has cycled through most of Astronomy’s staff, but at the office I also was entangled with a variety of special projects. Now I am back online to blog and blog and blog some more.

Credit: Astronomy: William Zuback/Sheldon Reynolds
Today I’m proud to announce an online contest in conjunction with a great friend of the magazine, the Grammy-nominated musician Sheldon Reynolds. Sheldon is a years-long astronomy hobbyist and astroimager who became entranced with the stars as a young lad in Cincinnati, Ohio, looking at the sky with his mother. He grew up to be a superb guitarist, vocalist, and producer who is most renowned for being the lead guitarist and singer of Earth, Wind & Fire from 1987 through 2001. If you saw EWF in concert during those years, for example, and heard the great guitar and the mellow, deep vocal of the song “September,” you were listening to Sheldon.

Prior to EWF, Sheldon was a member of the Commodores, and following his EWF days he formed Devoted Spirits, a group that produced a tribute CD of EWF songs, inspired by their close association with EWF’s founder, Maurice White. Sheldon has also written and performed with other notable acts, including the Pointer Sisters, Stephanie Mills, and Paula Abdul.

A few weeks ago, Astronomy welcomed Sheldon onboard as a contributing editor. We’re now really pleased to present an online contest in which you can enter to win one of several signed Feel Good EWF tribute CDs produced by Sheldon, a great musical set of memories that you will want out under the stars. The CDs are signed by Sheldon and by his wife and collaborator Marilyn Reynolds.

For complete contest information, see

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