Vocalist Philip Bailey hit the high notes on the Earth, Wind & Fire hit “Fantasy” more than 35 years ago. He joined the seminal funk/R&B/soul/jazz band directly out of college and acquired seven Grammy Awards plus membership in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Vocal Group Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame as a result. He even struck radio gold without the band, pairing up with a fellow chart-topping Philip, British drummer-singer-actor Phil Collins, for the soft-rock staple “Easy Lover.” Bailey recently penned his autobiography, Shining Star: Braving the Elements of Earth, Wind & Fire, detailing the finer points of becoming an international superstar over five decades. He'll be discussing the book with Billboard magazine's rhythm & blues encyclopedia, Gail Mitchell. Vroman's Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena; Tues., April 15, 7 p.m.; free, book is $28.95. (626) 449-5320, vromansbookstore.com.
Tue., April 15, 7 p.m., 2014
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