7/17/20: Today, we’re premiering a brand new in-depth interview with RUTH POINTER! Ruth was interviewed by Christian John Wikane for POPMATTERS. The interview also features video...more of which we’ll share throughout next week!
The Pointer Sisters
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The Pointer Sisters hit the charts many times throughout the years, racking up a total of 387 cumulative weeks on the charts and 7 Top Ten Hits!
The group's multi-platinum album "Break Out" has been included in the 100 Most Iconic Albums By African American Women! The 1983 album produced by Richard Perry was the group's 10th album and also their best selling release, which included the songs "Jump (for my love)", "Automatic", "Neutron Dance" and the second pressing of the album included the mega-hit "I'm So Excited"!
Singer, Patricia (Bonnie) Pointer, founding member of the famous sibling group The Pointer Sisters has died at the age of 69. Bonnie and her sisters began singing in her father's church, The West Oakland Church of God in Oakland, California. Her mother, the late Sarah Pointer, recalled in a 1974 interview "She had always told me, Mother, I want something for myself. I want to be somebody in this world". Bonnie recorded five albums with her sisters and co-wrote the country hit "Fairytale" with sister Anita, which won the group their first Grammy for Best Country Duo or Group in 1975. The song was later recorded by Elvis Presley. She left the group in the mid-1970s to pursue a solo career with Motown. Her biggest hit was 1978's "Heaven Must Have Sent You", which remains a Disco Classic. Because of Bonnie's talent, drive and determination the multi-Grammy winning Pointer Sisters exist and have had the great fortune of spending two decades at the top of the charts and close to 50 years performing to sold out audiences around the world. Bonnie is pre-deceased by her sister June Pointer and is survived by her brothers Aaron and Fritz and sisters Ruth and Anita Pointer.
A look back at some celebrities performing the Pointer-penned hit song...
Little Richard was truly an early Rock'n'Roll pioneer, bringing audiences of all colors together with a sound that had never been heard. My condolences to all his loved ones. Today we lost an early founder of Rock'n'Roll. Love and respect -Anita Pointer.
Tyler Perry called on singers to participate in his "HesGotTheWholeWorldInHisHands" challenge to help ease fears and give hope to people during the COVID-19 crisis.
Ruth Pointer turned 74 on March 19, but she shows no signs of slowing down. She has to be the funkiest great grandmother on the planet.
Interview with Ruth.
Pop music critics from around the country recommend pic-me-ups: Pharrell, The Pointer Sisters and more... LISTEN HERE!
Our Epcot shows are postponed, as well as shows in Oregon and Arizona due to current global health concerns. Please check our Calendar and social media for updates. We hope to see you soon! Stay well.
A new single by Anita Pointer, featuring Bonnie Pointer is a tribute to their late baby sister, June Pointer (11-30-53 - 4-11-06).
Bryce Landingham created this stunning portrait of Ruth Pointer. It's not only Women's History Month, but it's also Ruth's birthday month! Thank you, Bryce!
Christine Devine of FOX 11 interviews Anita about her new book!
VIDEO: February is Black History Month and David Soulomind Ellis created this video in honor of The Pointer Sisters. Thank you David! We LOVE it!
Allee Willis was a colleague and friend of The Pointer Sisters. Aside from the well known and loved Neutron Dance, the group recorded a handful of other songs penned by Willis, including "Be There" (Beverly Hills Cop II soundtrack), "Set Me Free" (Jumpin' Jack Flash soundtrack) and "Tell It To My Heart", written with Anita Pointer for the group's 1993 album, Only Sisters Can Do That.
Anita and Allee Willis also collaborated on "Take Me Away", the title track on Anita's upcoming solo release.
Article: Aaron Pointer breaks barriors and earns his place in history.