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The Resource Shining star : braving the elements of earth, wind & fire, Philip J. Bailey with Keith Zimmerman and Kent Zimmerman

Shining star : braving the elements of earth, wind & fire, Philip J. Bailey with Keith Zimmerman and Kent Zimmerman

Label
Shining star : braving the elements of earth, wind & fire
Title
Shining star
Title remainder
braving the elements of earth, wind & fire
Statement of responsibility
Philip J. Bailey with Keith Zimmerman and Kent Zimmerman
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A revealing and heartfelt memoir from the lead singer of the legendary Earth, Wind & Fire. With more than ninety million records sold and eight Grammy awards throughout its forty-year history, Earth, Wind & Fire has staked its claim as one of the most successful, influential, and beloved acts in music history. Now, for the first time, its dynamic lead singer Philip Bailey chronicles the group's meteoric rise to stardom and his own professional and spiritual journey. Never before had a musical act crossed multiple styles and genres with a quixotic blend of astrology, Universalism, and Egyptology as Earth, Wind & Fire (EWF) did when it exploded into the public's conscience during the 1970s. The group's shows became sensory experiences with their dramatic staging, shimmering costumes, elaborate choreography, baffling magic tricks and a thumping backbeat. At the center of it the group was its charismatic founder Maurice White and Bailey, with his soaring multi-octave range and distinctive falsetto. After being signed by recording titan Clive Davis, EWF went on to produce a remarkable series of platinum and gold albums and headline stadiums around the world. As Philip and Maurice were profoundly influenced by genius producer Charles Stepney, as well as famed arranger David Foster, EWF elevated Sly Stone's multiethnic "I Wanna Take You Higher" message to an even higher level. Bailey hit the wall due to fame, fortune, and the excesses of global succes. The constant touring and performing took its toll on him publicly and privately. While White and Bailey's relentless work ethic shot the band into the stratosphere, it also exhausted and emotionally gutted the group. In 1983, White abruptly dismantled the band, leaving Bailey and the rest of the members to fend for themselves. As a solo act, Bailey recorded "Easy Lover," a worldwide smash duet with Phil Collins, launching the next stage of his career until EWF reunited later that decade. "Shining Star "is the true story of what happens when real life exceeds your dreams, when the power and pain of building a legacy brings both joy and faith-testing challenges
Summary
A personal account by the lead singer of Earth, Wind & Fire traces his professional and spiritual journey against a backdrop of the group's meteoric rise to stardom, describing the diverse influences that shaped the band's style and his own experiences as a solo performer
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Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
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10300445
Cataloging source
DLC
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1951-
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Bailey, Philip
Dewey number
  • 782.42164092
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
ML420.B125
LC item number
A3 2014
Literary form
non fiction
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1953-
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  • Zimmerman, Keith
  • Zimmerman, Kent
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True
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  • Bailey, Philip
  • Earth, Wind & Fire (Musical group)
  • Singers
  • Soul musicians
Target audience
adult
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braving the elements of Earth, Wind & Fire
Label
Shining star : braving the elements of earth, wind & fire, Philip J. Bailey with Keith Zimmerman and Kent Zimmerman
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Publication
Note
Includes index
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volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn852221287
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780670785889
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013036978
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)852221287
Label
Shining star : braving the elements of earth, wind & fire, Philip J. Bailey with Keith Zimmerman and Kent Zimmerman
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn852221287
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780670785889
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013036978
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)852221287

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