Bonnie Pointer

Bonnie Pointer

Oakland, Alameda County, California, USA
Death 8 Jun 2020 (aged 69)
Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Memorial ID 211077321 · View Source
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American Singer. Along with her siblings, June, Ruth and Anita, she was a founding member of the R&B group, The Pointer Sisters, who were best known for the hits ‘Jump (For My Love)’, ‘I’m So Excited’ and ‘Automatic.’ The group started out in their hometown of Oakland, CA. as a trio with Bonnie, June and Anita in 1969 and signed a contract with music impresario Bill Graham. In 1971, Jerry Wexler caught them on tour in Los Angeles and signed them to Atlantic Records. The following year the oldest sister, Ruth, joined the group as a fourth member. They were dropped by Atlantic and picked up by Blue Thumb Records, where they found success with their first top 10 hit, 'Yes We Can Can,' written by Allen Toussaint. Bonnie and Anita won a Grammy in 1974 in the country category for writing the crossover hit 'Fairtytale,' which Elvis Presley also recorded. Bonnie left the group in 1977, shortly before the Pointer Sisters had their biggest run of hits in the late ’70s and early ’80s with songs like 'Fire' and 'Neutron Dance.' Her biggest hit as a solo artist was 'Heaven Must Have Sent You,' which made it to No. 11 in 1979. She recorded and released a total of four solo albums, the last of which was 'Like a Picasso' in 2011. The Pointer Sisters, who received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1994, would reunite on occasion, and Bonnie would continued to perform as a solo artist into the 2000s.

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