Pointer Sisters

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The Pointer Sisters are an American R&B singing group from Oakland, California, who achieved mainstream success during the 1970s and 1980s. Spanning over four decades, their repertoire has included such diverse genres as pop, disco, jazz, electronic music, bebop, blues, soul, funk, dance, country and rock. The Pointer Sisters have won three Grammy Awards and received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1994. The group had 13 US top 20 hits between 1973 and 1985.

The group had its origins when sisters June and Bonnie Pointer began performing in clubs in 1969 as "Pointers, a Pair". The line-up grew to a trio when sister Anita Pointer joined them. They got a record deal with Atlantic Records and released several unsuccessful singles. The trio grew to a quartet when sister Ruth joined in December 1972. They then signed with Blue Thumb Records, recorded their debut album, and began seeing more success, winning a Grammy Award in 1975 for Best Country Vocal Performance for "Fairytale" (1974). Bonnie left the group in 1978 to commence a solo career with only modest success.

The group achieved its greatest commercial success as a trio during the 1980s consisting of the line-up of June, Ruth, and Anita, winning two more Grammys for the top 10 hits "Jump (for My Love)" (1984) and "Automatic" (1984). The group's other U.S. top 10 hits are "Fire" (1979), "He's So Shy" (1980), "Slow Hand" (1981), the remixed version of "I'm So Excited" (1984) and "Neutron Dance" (1985). June Pointer, the youngest sister, struggled with drug addiction for much of her career, leaving the group in April 2004 and dying from extensive cancer in April 2006, at the age of 52. She was replaced by Ruth's daughter Issa Pointer. This trio had a number two hit in Belgium in 2005, covering "Sisters Are Doin' It for Themselves" with Belgian singer Natalia. Since 2009, the group has consisted of Anita, Ruth, Issa, and Ruth's granddaughter Sadako Pointer. While all four women remain in the group, they most often perform as a trio rotating the lineup as needed.

In December 2016, Billboard magazine ranked them as the 80th most successful dance artists of all-time. In December 2017, Billboard magazine ranked them as the 93rd most successful Hot 100 Artist of all-time and as the 32nd most successful Hot 100 Women Artist of all-time.
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BT. 10027 Pointer Sisters - The Pointer Sisters album art The Pointer Sisters* The Pointer Sisters (Album) Blue Thumb Records BT. 10027 France 1973 Sell This Version
SJET-9552~3 Pointer Sisters - The Pointer Sisters Live At The Opera House album art The Pointer Sisters* The Pointer Sisters Live At The Opera House (Album) Blue Thumb Records SJET-9552~3 Japan 1974 Sell This Version
BTS 6009 Pointer Sisters - That's A Plenty album art The Pointer Sisters* That's A Plenty (Album) Blue Thumb Records BTS 6009 US 1974 Sell This Version
78.014 Pointer Sisters - Steppin' album art The Pointer Siters* Steppin' (Album) ABC Blue Thumb 78.014 France 1975 Sell This Version
MCA2-6000 Pointer Sisters - Car Wash (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) album art Rose Royce, Pointer Sisters, Richard Pryor, Norman Whitfield Rose Royce, Pointer Sisters, Richard Pryor, Norman Whitfield - Car Wash (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(2xLP, Album) MCA Records MCA2-6000 US 1976 Sell This Version
17.1256/4 Pointer Sisters - Having A Party album art The Pointer Sisters* Having A Party (Album) ABC Blue Thumb 17.1256/4 Spain 1977 Sell This Version
452 107, 4-521 07 X Pointer Sisters - Energy album art Pointer Sisters Energy (Album) Planet (15) 452 107, 4-521 07 X Germany 1978 Sell This Version
PL 52 161 Pointer Sisters - Priority album art Pointer Sisters Priority (Album) Planet (15) PL 52 161 Europe 1979 Sell This Version
PL 52 242 Pointer Sisters - Special Things album art Pointer Sisters Special Things (Album) Planet (15) PL 52 242 France 1980 Sell This Version
NK 89378 Pointer Sisters - Black & White album art Pointer Sisters Black & White (Album) Planet (15) NK 89378 Europe 1981 Sell This Version
BC-81-2 Pointer Sisters Budweiser Concert Of The Month(LP, Transcription) Westwood One BC-81-2 US 1981 Sell This Version
BXK1-4355 Pointer Sisters - So Excited! album art Pointer Sisters So Excited! (Album) Planet (15) BXK1-4355 Canada 1982 Sell This Version
02.44.700019 Pointer Sisters - Break Out album art Pointer Sisters Break Out (Album) Planet (15) 02.44.700019 Peru 1983 Sell This Version
AJK1-5487 Pointer Sisters - Contact album art Pointer Sisters Contact (Album) RCA Victor, RCA AJK1-5487 Canada 1985 Sell This Version
TCH-85-C Pointer Sisters The Concert Hour(LP, Transcription) Westwood One TCH-85-C US 1985 Sell This Version
none Pointer Sisters - Hot Rocks - The Pointer Sisters Story, Weekend Of May 24, 1985 album art Pointer Sisters Hot Rocks - The Pointer Sisters Story, Weekend Of May 24, 1985(LP, Transcription + LP, S/Sided, Transcription) United Stations Programming Network none US 1985 Sell This Version
RCLP 20395 Pointer Sisters - Hot Together album art Pointer Sisters Hot Together (Album) RCA RCLP 20395 Greece 1986 Sell This Version
PK86562 Pointer Sisters - Serious Slammin' album art Pointer Sisters Serious Slammin' (Album) RCA, RCA Victor PK86562 Italy 1988 Sell This Version
9816-4-R Pointer Sisters - Greatest Hits album art Pointer Sisters Greatest Hits (Comp) RCA, BMG 9816-4-R Canada 1989 Sell This Version
ZK 72704 Pointer Sisters - Right Rhythm album art The Pointer Sisters* Right Rhythm (Album) Motown ZK 72704 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
K2 89553 Pointer Sisters - Only Sisters Can Do That album art Pointer Sisters Only Sisters Can Do That (Album) SBK Records K2 89553 Canada 1993 Sell This Version
09026-68415-2 Pointer Sisters - The New Cast Recording - Highlights From "Ain't Misbehavin'", The Fats Waller Musical album art The Pointer Sisters* The New Cast Recording - Highlights From "Ain't Misbehavin'", The Fats Waller Musical (Album) RCA Victor, BMG Classics 09026-68415-2 US 1996 Sell This Version
32 615 Pointer Sisters - In Concert!!! album art Pointer Sisters In Concert!!! (Album, Comp) Brilliant 32 615 US 2005 Sell This Version
PEGCD543 Pointer Sisters - Automatic “Live” album art Pointer Sisters Automatic “Live”(CD) Pegasus Entertainment PEGCD543 Germany 2005 Sell This Version
LIVE 2006-01-18 Pointer Sisters - Natalia Meets The Pointer Sisters - Live 01-14-2006 album art Natalia (3) Meets The Pointer Sisters* Natalia (3) Meets The Pointer Sisters* - Natalia Meets The Pointer Sisters - Live 01-14-2006 Sony BMG Music Entertainment LIVE 2006-01-18 Belgium 2006 Sell This Version