Career Highlights

  • The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture opened on the National Mall in Washington D.C. and The Pointer Sisters are honored and excited to be included in the museum. The exhibit highlights the groups' Grammy win in 1975 for Best Country Duo or Group. The exhibit features a picture of all four sisters holding the award. Visitors can also listen to their hit country song "Fairytale", written by Anita Pointer and Bonnie Pointer.
  • The group records a duet with Belgian pop star Natalia and "Sisters Are Doing It For Themselves" quickly climbs to the #2 position on Europe's Ultrapop chart.
  • The Pointer Sisters perform on July 4th with The National Symphony Orchestra in Washington D.C. for the nationally televised PBS special "A Capital Fourth".
  • The group contributes "Christmas Town" to the Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer - The Movie soundtrack.
  • They perform in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
  • A new cast album, Highlights from the Pointer Sisters in Ain't Misbehavin' is released on RCA Victor Records.
  • The Pointer Sisters are one of the legendary acts that perform at the closing ceremony of the Olympics in Atlanta.
  • The Pointer Sisters perform on the 4th of July with The Boston Pops; the show is televised worldwide. 
  • The group begins a 46-city tour of the musical "Ain't Misbehavin'."
  • The group is honored at the Soul of American Music Awards.
  • The sisters are also inducted into the Soul Train Hall of Fame.
  • In September, The Pointer Sisters receive a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and town officials proclaimed it "Pointer Sisters Day" in Hollywood.
  • The Pointer Sisters mark their 20th year in the recording industry with the release of Only Sisters Can Do That, on SBK Records.
  • The Pointer Sisters travel with Bob Hope to the Persian Gulf and perform for U.S. troops; the trek is taped and is later aired on ABC-TV's "Welcome Home" special.
  • June releases her second solo album: June Pointer, on Columbia Records.
  • Ruth contributes "Streets of Gold" to the Oliver And Company soundtrack.
  • Ruth, Anita and June star in their first television special, Up All Night on NBC. Their guest stars included Whoopi Goldberg, Bruce Willis and The McGuire Sisters.
  • Anita releases a solo album, Love For What It Is, on RCA Records. 
  • The group contributes "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town" to the Special Olympics charity album, A Very Special Christmas.
  • The Pointer Sisters win Favorite Video Duo or Group, Soul/R&B category at the 13th annual American Music Awards. 
  • Anita hits #2 on the U.S. Country Chart for her duet with Earl Thomas Conley, on "Too Many Times".
  • The Pointer Sisters win two American Music Awards: Favorite Black Duo or Group, and Favorite Video by a Black Duo or Group. 
  • The sisters take part in the recording of USA for Africa's "We Are The World". 
  • Neutron Dance" reaches the U.S. chart #6. 
  • The Pointer Sisters win two Grammy Awards: Best Performance By a Duo or Group with Vocal for "Jump (for my love)" and Best Vocal Arrangement for Two or More Voices for "Automatic". 
  • Later that year, the Contact album is released and quickly attains platinum status. 
  • "Dare Me," the album's first single, reaches #11 on the pop charts. 
  • Break Out, is certified Triple Platinum.
  • The single, "Automatic," hits #5 on the U.S. chart, and #2 in the UK.
  • The Break Out album reaches #8 in the U.S. and #9 in the UK.
  • "Jump (for my love)" hits U.S. #3.
  • A remix of "I'm So Excited" hits #9. 
  • The group wins the Top Dance Singles/Albums category in Billboard's Year in Music review.
  • The most successful Pointer Sisters album, Break Out, is released.
  • June's first solo album, Baby Sister, is released on Planet Records.
  • "Should I Do It" reaches the U.S. #13.
  • "Slow Hand" reaches #2 on the charts; the single is taken from the album Black & White, which reaches U.S. #12. Both "Slow Hand" and Black & White are certified gold.
  • "He's So Shy," from the Special Things album, hits #3 on the pop charts; both the single and the album are certified gold.
  • The Pointer Sisters, now a trio, sign to Planet Records.
  • "Fire", written by Bruce Springsteen hits #2 on the pop charts. The single, is certified gold. Its parent album, Energy, reaches U.S. #13 and is also certified gold.
  • The Pointer Sisters win their first Grammy for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group for "Fairytale".
  • Elvis Presley records "Fairytale".
  • "How Long (Betcha Got A Chick On The Side)", co-written by Anita and Bonnie hits #1 on the U.S. R&B Chart.
  • The Pointer Sisters is certified gold.
  • Their second album, That's a Plenty, is also certified gold.
  • The group records a live double album at The San Francisco Opera House, making them the first contemporary act to ever perform there.
  • "Fairytale", a country song written by Anita & Bonnie reaches U.S.#13 and makes The Pointer Sisters the first black female group to ever perform at The Grand Ole Opry.
  • The Pointer Sisters first album is released on Blue Thumb Records.
  • The album, The Pointer Sisters, reaches U.S. #13.

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