Ruth was Billy's guest on 12/17/20. Check out this fun, in-depth interview. Ruth's daughter, Issa joins the interview too.
The Pointer Sisters
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 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.
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.
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.