Music lovers in every single place are asking one another the identical query at this time: “Do you bear in mind the twenty first night time of September?”
These lyrics are the start to the hit 1978 track “September” by American funk band Earth, Wind & Fireplace. Every year, followers rejoice the track on the immortalised date of 21 September by sharing hilarious memes and tweets to social media.
As per custom, this 12 months was no totally different. The enjoyable started a day early when the official account for Earth, Wind & Fireplace tweeted yesterday: “Busy tomorrow? Asking for a good friend.”
Another person joined in: “Don’t overlook to go away cookies out for Earth, Wind & Fireplace tonight.”
When 21 September lastly rolled round, the band didn’t hesitate to publish about Earth, Wind & Fireplace Day to their Twitter web page.
“It’s formally #EarthWindAndFireDay!!!” they mentioned. “Ask everybody you already know at this time, ‘Do you bear in mind?’ and watch the lyric video right here.”
“Greatest day of the 12 months,” one consumer replied.
“September twenty first. The day the world comes collectively and appreciates the greatness of Earth, Wind & Fireplace,” mentioned author Jason Diamond.
“Don’t overlook to do one thing memorable at this time so Earth, Wind & Fireplace can remind you of it sooner or later,” jokingly tweeted another person.
One lady’s “September”-themed tweet went viral when she shared a screenshot of her boyfriend’s confused response to Earth, Wind & Fireplace Day.
“My boyfriend clearly doesn’t perceive what at this time is,” she tweeted.
Some well-known faces additionally joined in on the enjoyable by celebrating Earth, Wind & Fireplace Day.
Creator and sports activities govt Amy Trask shared her shut private connection to the track when she tweeted, “My mother and pa had been married on the twenty first day of September, so this track is huge in our household.”
“I do a really fierce rendition (singing, dancing) – and by a fierce rendition, I imply an exceptional rendition – oddly, my complete household groans each time I do it.”
Even Property Brothers stars Drew and Jonathan Scott shared a video of themselves dancing and lip-syncing to the traditional track. Nevertheless, Jonathan was lower than impressed together with his brother’s dance strikes within the video.
“Hey @JonathanScott, what day is it? #September #EarthWindAndFireDay,” he tweeted.
This 12 months’s Earth, Wind & Fireplace Day could also be a bit totally different than years previous. In April 2022, the band’s former saxophonist, Andrew Woolfolk, died on the age of 71. Earth, Wind & Fireplace frontman Philip Bailey confirmed the information on Instagram, together with a touching tribute to his longtime good friend.
“I met him in Excessive Faculty, and we shortly grew to become mates and band mates,” wrote Bailey. “Andrew Paul Woolfolk was his identify. We misplaced him at this time, after being in poor health of over 6 years. He has Transitioned on to the endlessly, from this Land of the dying to the Land of the Dwelling.”
“Nice recollections. Nice Expertise. Humorous. Aggressive. Fast witted. And at all times styling. Booski… I’ll see you on the opposite facet, my good friend.”
Based in Chicago in 1969, the precept members of Earth, Wind & Fireplace included Maurice White, his youthful brother Verdine White, Philip Bailey, and Ralph Johnson. Woolfolk joined the band in 1973 and went on to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Corridor of Fame in 2000.