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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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Pointer Sisters - Sisyphus album art Cold Blood Your Good Thing Cold Blood - Sisyphus (Album) San Francisco Records UK 1970 Sell This Version
Z 30239 Pointer Sisters - Feel It! album art The Elvin Bishop Group So Good and 2 more… The Elvin Bishop Group - Feel It!(LP, Album) Fillmore Records Z 30239 Canada 1970 Sell This Version
Pointer Sisters - The Barbecue Of Deville album art Hoodoo Rhythm Devils I Was Wrong Hoodoo Rhythm Devils - The Barbecue Of Deville (Album) Blue Thumb Records Australia 1972 Sell This Version
Pointer Sisters - Lights Out: San Francisco (Voco Presents The Soul Of The Bay Area) album art Various Why Was I Born (as Pointer Sisters (Anita, Bonnie And June)) Various - Lights Out: San Francisco (Voco Presents The Soul Of The Bay Area) (Album, Comp) Blue Thumb Records US 1972 Sell This Version
BS 2669 Pointer Sisters - Terry Dolan album art Terry Dolan Terry Dolan - Terry Dolan(LP, Album, TP) Warner Bros. Records BS 2669 US 1972 Sell This Version
Pointer Sisters - Recycling The Blues & Other Related Stuff album art Taj Mahal Taj Mahal - Recycling The Blues & Other Related Stuff (Album) Columbia US 1972 Sell This Version
Pointer Sisters - Thriller! album art Cold Blood Cold Blood - Thriller! (Album) Reprise Records US 1973 Sell This Version
Pointer Sisters - Oooh So Good 'N Blues album art Taj Mahal Little Red Hen and 2 more… Taj Mahal - Oooh So Good 'N Blues (Album) Columbia US 1973 Sell This Version
Pointer Sisters - Muscle Of Love album art Alice Cooper Teenage Lament '74 (as The Pointer Sisters) and 1 more… Alice Cooper - Muscle Of Love (Album) Warner Bros. Records US 1973 Sell This Version
Pointer Sisters - Betty Davis album art Betty Davis Betty Davis - Betty Davis (Album) Just Sunshine Records US 1973 Sell This Version
Pointer Sisters - What The Kids Want album art Hoodoo Rhythm Devils Hoodoo Rhythm Devils - What The Kids Want (Album) Blue Thumb Records France 1973 Sell This Version
Pointer Sisters - Baron Von Tollbooth & The Chrome Nun album art Paul Kantner, Grace Slick & David Freiberg Paul Kantner, Grace Slick & David Freiberg - Baron Von Tollbooth & The Chrome Nun (Album) Grunt (3) Japan 1973 Sell This Version
Pointer Sisters - Free And Easy album art Helen Reddy Showbiz Helen Reddy - Free And Easy (Album) Capitol Records US 1974 Sell This Version
Pointer Sisters - Skinny Boy album art Robert Lamm Skinny Boy (as The Pointer Sisters) Robert Lamm - Skinny Boy Columbia US 1974 Sell This Version
Pointer Sisters - Chicago VII album art Chicago (2) Skinny Boy (as The Pointer Sisters) Chicago (2) - Chicago VII (Album) Columbia Canada 1974 Sell This Version
ST-11224, ST.11224 Pointer Sisters - Insane Asylum album art Kathi McDonald Down To The Wire and 4 more… Kathi McDonald - Insane Asylum(LP, Album) Capitol Records, Capitol Records ST-11224, ST.11224 Australia 1974 Sell This Version
Pointer Sisters - Tarzana Kid album art John Sebastian Friends Again John Sebastian - Tarzana Kid (Album) Reprise Records US 1974 Sell This Version
Pointer Sisters - Skinny Boy album art Robert Lamm City Living and 1 more… Robert Lamm - Skinny Boy (Album) Columbia Canada 1974 Sell This Version
Pointer Sisters - Anniversary Special Volume One album art The Earl Scruggs Revue* The Earl Scruggs Revue* - Anniversary Special Volume One (Album) Columbia US 1975 Sell This Version
Pointer Sisters - Tell Me The Truth album art Jon Hendricks Jon Hendricks - Tell Me The Truth (Album) Arista Canada 1975 Sell This Version
Pointer Sisters - Safety Zone album art Bobby Womack Bobby Womack - Safety Zone (Album) United Artists Records UK 1975 Sell This Version
Pointer Sisters - Songs For A Rainy Day album art John Shine John Shine - Songs For A Rainy Day (Album) Columbia US 1975 Sell This Version
Pointer Sisters - Survival Of The Fittest album art The Headhunters God Make Me Funky (as The Pointer Sisters) The Headhunters - Survival Of The Fittest (Album) Arista US 1975 Sell This Version
Pointer Sisters - Car Wash (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) album art Norman Whitfield You Gotta Believe (as The Pointer Sisters) Norman Whitfield - Car Wash (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Album) MCA Records US 1976 Sell This Version
Pointer Sisters - Best Of Car Wash (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) album art Rose Royce You Gotta Believe Rose Royce - Best Of Car Wash (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Album) MCA Records, MCA Records, MCA Records Portugal 1976 Sell This Version