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At the center of the group was its charismatic founder, Maurice White, and Bailey, with his soaring multioctave 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 to headline stadiums around the world. Bailey hit the wall due to fame, fortune, and the excesses of global success. 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.
Shining Star is the true story of what happens when real life exceeds your dreams and when the power and pain of building a legacy bring both joy and faith-testing challenges.
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By Wayne on 03-23-16
Great book, but needed pro narrator
Where does Shining Star rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
Among the best autobiographies.
What was one of the most memorable moments of Shining Star?
The circumstances around the dismissal of the band by Maurice, yet Phillip Bailey's big comeback with Phil Collins.
How did the narrator detract from the book?
Monotone. Not good at speaking in the voices of others.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
Nostalgia. Made me respect Phillip even more for his journey, resilience, and spiritual path.
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