A complete makeover is definitely a risky move, but at this point in their career, what did they have to lose? The Pointer Sisters beat all the odds and found the most commercial success they had up until that point.
Released in the immediate Post-Disco era, The Pointer Sisters embraced a more dance-orientated sound combined with the traditional girl-group sound from decades earlier.
With regular appearances on MTV, Soul Train , and American Bandstand afforded them more mainstream attention and success than ever before. The mids found The Pointer Sisters at the apex of their popularity.
After signing with RCA, the Sisters found minimal success. Over the next several years, however, they released commercially underwhelming projects that went nowhere on the charts. From onward, The Pointer Sisters continue to regularly tour and perform at special events and shows.
Around this time, they also began performing at USO shows and other military-based events for several years. The Pointer Sisters contributed to the musical performance of the closing ceremony at the Summer Olympics. King, and Gloria Estefan someone who I wrote about in this blog series earlier in the year.
While they were no longer a presence on the charts, The Pointer Sisters remained very active during this period. Despite the steady work, June continued battling drug addiction and mental health issues. On the eve of a big European tour in , Anita and Ruth made the difficult decision to fire June.
Shortly thereafter, June was diagnosed with lung cancer and sadly passed away at age 52 in At first glance, The Pointer Sisters appear to be a girl group with a few hit songs considered catchy and lightweight. But if you look closer, they possess some of the strongest and most commercially singles released of their era. Of those, 7 singles reached the Top Their versatility bodes well for their Rock Hall candidacy, especially in the eyes of the larger voting body.
They appeal to a wide demographic of voters who could vote for The Pointer Sisters for different reasons. If anything, The Pointer Sisters are the embodiment of perseverance and defiance in modern American music.
The Pointer Sisters are arguably the missing link of great girl groups not already inducted into the Rock Hall. Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. Stream or buy on:. Release Date October 11, Track Listing. The Pointer Sisters. Dirty Work. Everybody Is a Star. She's Got The Fever. Dreaming as One. Could I Be Dreamin'. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. DPReview Digital Photography.
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Started young: She was one of the first member of The Pointer Sisters. They received their vocal training at their father's church in West Oakland, California and went on to win three Grammy Awards as well as a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in She had a seductive look: Bonnie posed for a portrait in in Los Angeles, California.
As of July , after 10 years of separation, Bonnie filed for divorce which was finalized in The Pointer Sisters saw their biggest success after Bonnie left the band.
The group achieved its greatest commercial success as a trio during the n the Eighties they had the songs Jump For My Love and Automatic. She was a happy lady: The star shared this selfie with the caption, 'Smile, when you're feeling happy'. The type of cancer was not disclosed. The views expressed in the contents above are those of our users and do not necessarily reflect the views of MailOnline. Argos AO.The Pointer Sisters were featured on the album Saffo Music by Italian R&B singer Lara Saint Paul and produced by Leon Ware, with bass by Chuck Rainey, guitar by Ray Parker Jr. and mixed by Bill Conti. It was released in Italy under LASAPA records.