Today in Music: 5/24/19

TODAY IN MUSIC: “Shining Star” by Earth, Wind & Fire hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart on May 24, 1975. “Shining Star” was written by Maurice White, Larry Dunn and Philip Bailey and produced by White. The song was the lead single from Earth, Wind & Fire’s sixth studio album That’s the Way of the World. An enduring hit for the band, “Shining Star” also reached number one on the Soul Singles chart and won a Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals. The song has been covered by artists including the Dust Brothers and Chaka Khan. It’s also been sampled numerous times by acts such as MC Lyte (“Paper Thin”), Jodeci (“Gotta Love”), and Public Enemy (“Prophets of Rage”). #shiningstar #earthwindandfire #billboardhot100 #numberonesongs #mauricewhite #larrydunn #philipbailey #thatsthewayoftheworld #soulsingles #soul #randb #grammyawards #bestrandbperformancebyaduoorgroupwithvocals #dustbrothers #chakakhan #mclyte #paperthin #jodeci #gottalove #publicenemy #prophetsofrage #tonyatlarge #eclectimaniacradioshow #todayinmusic #musichistory
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