From up and coming bands to one of the most successful and critically acclaimed bands of the twentieth century - Earth Wind and Fire.
Spanning the genres of R&B, soul, gospel, disco and funk, the band has sold ninety million records and won 8 Grammys.
Singer Philip Bailey has helped Earth Wind and Fire reach some of its highest notes - literally and figuratively...
And now, more than four decades after Phillip Bailey joined Earth Wind and Fire he has a new memoir out -- it's called SHINING STAR: Braving the elements of Earth Wind and Fire.
Alex talked to him about it