Group Biography (Full) Continued On to the Present
Over the next few years, Ruth, Anita and June continued to charge on. In 1994, they teamed up with Clint Black to record a cover of "Chain of Fools" for MCA's Rhythm, Country & Blues, which was certified platinum. That same year, a massive crowd swarmed to Hollywood Boulevard to see the Pointers finally receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, an event that inspired town officials to proclaim it "Pointer Sisters Day" in Hollywood. That same day, it was announced that the group would once again don feather boas and platform heels and begin a world-wide tour of the Fats Waller musical "Ain't Misbehavin'. " They toured with the show for 46 weeks and recorded a cast album that was hailed by critics. The sisters went on to be honored on the Soul of American Music Awards and were also inducted into the Soul Train Hall of Fame. In 1996, they were one of the legendary acts that performed at the closing ceremony of the Olympics in Atlanta, and the group was saluted with Fire--The Very Best of the Pointer Sisters, a 36-song anthology that chronicled the sisters' career, from "Don't Try to Take the Fifth" all the way to the RCA years.
Today, Ruth Pointer, along with her daughter and granddaughter maintain a busy touring schedule and perform all over the world. Best of all, Ruth and Anita can look back on a career that has been filled with endless applause, countless awards and legendary performances. And though that career has now spanned over 40 years, the excitement continues on! "We all like showing off too much to stop," June told a reporter in 1997. "Honestly, all I've ever done in my life is entertain . . . I feel like God has given us a gift, and it's our job to share it with the world."
By: Paul Ciulla & Lance Debler