Sheldon Reynolds (guitarist)
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|Birth name||Sheldon Maurice Reynolds|
September 13, 1959 |
|Genres||R&B, funk, smooth jazz|
|Associated acts||Sun, Commodores, Earth, Wind & Fire|
Sheldon Reynolds (born September 13, 1959) is an American guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter. He is part of "Elements of Fire", who cover Earth, Wind & Fire songs. He is a former member of Earth, Wind & Fire and of the Commodores. He shared the writing credit for the Earth, Wind & Fire song "Sunday Morning", which was nominated for a Grammy Award for the Best R&B Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group in 1994.
Born in Ohio, Reynolds began playing the guitar when he was eight years old, and by the age of 12 was considered a prodigy. Towards the start of his professional career, he toured with singer Millie Jackson and later played for Capitol Records recording r&b band Sun. In 1983 he joined The Commodores, and was with the group for four years. He also recorded with the group Chicago.
Reynolds is best known as lead guitarist and vocalist with Earth, Wind, & Fire (EWF), remaining with them for 14 years. He received an Image Award for lifetime achievement while a member of that group and in the mid-1990s was nominated for a Grammy award for the song "Sunday Morning", which he wrote and recorded with EWF. Reynolds subsequently joined Experience Hendrix, the family company of Jimi Hendrix. Other well-known artist with whom Reynolds has worked as writer and performer include Kirk Whalum, the Pointer Sisters, Stephanie Mills, and Paula Abdul.
Reynolds is accused of stealing an Acoustic Black Widow guitar by Jimi Hendrix 
- "Earth, Wind & Fire", Rock on the net.
- "36th Grammy Awards - 1994", Rock on the net.
- David Eicher, "Welcome Sheldon Reynolds as contributing editor", Astronomy magazine, August 11, 2011.
- "Sheldon Reynolds & Friends", Twilight Talk Radio.
- Biography at Sheldon Reynolds website.
- The Daily Mail 12 October 2015 Shop is sued over 'stolen' Jimi Hendrix's Black Widow guitar worth nearly $1MILLION
- The Telgraph 26 Jun 2004 Family go to court in fight for Hendrix's millions - Catherine Elsworth
- The Guardian Monday 12 October 2015 Jimi Hendrix estate sues for return of guitar worth up to $1m