War (originally called Eric Burdon and War) is an American funk band from California, known for the hit songs 'Low Rider', 'Spill the Wine', 'The Cisco Kid', 'The World Is a Ghetto', and 'Why Can't We Be Friends?'. Formed in 1969, War was a musical crossover band which fused elements of rock, funk, jazz, Latin, rhythm and blues, and reggae. The band also transcended racial and cultural barriers with a multi-ethnic line-up. War was also subject to many line-up changes over the course of its formation, leaving member Leroy 'Lonnie' Jordan as the only original member in the current line-up.
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