Philip Bailey


Earth, Wind & Fire has been rocking the world for more than 40 years.

Philip Bailey, the voice behind some of the group’s biggest hits, has just released a book called “Shining Star: Braving the Elements of Earth, Wind & Fire” that reflects on the band’s history.

He says he didn’t want a book that merely glorified the highlights of his life; rather, he wanted to offer stories of hope and possibility to those who read it.  He says he wants others to know their humble beginnings don’t have to determine who they’ll be or where they’re going.

Looking through the rear-view mirror, what does Philip think of the sometimes controversial decisions made by his former bandmate Maurice White? He looks back.

Now in his 60s, he explains how his health and faith helps keep the band moving forward and entertaining audiences.