The 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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Pointer Sisters - The Pointer Sisters album art The Pointer Sisters* The Pointer Sisters (Album) Blue Thumb Records US 1973 Sell This Version
Pointer Sisters - That's A Plenty album art The Pointer Sisters* That's A Plenty (Album) Blue Thumb Records US 1974 Sell This Version
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 US 1974 Sell This Version
Pointer Sisters - Steppin' album art The Pointer Sisters* Steppin' (Album) ABC Blue Thumb US 1975 Sell This Version
17.1256/4 Pointer Sisters - Having A Party album art The Pointer Sisters* Having A Party(LP, Album) ABC Blue Thumb, Blue Thumb Records, Mediterraneo (3) 17.1256/4 Spain 1977 Sell This Version
90.452, C 90.452 Pointer Sisters - Black And White album art The Pointer Sisters* Black And White(Cass, Album) Planet (15), Hispavox 90.452, C 90.452 Spain 1981 Sell This Version
Pointer Sisters - Right Rhythm album art The Pointer Sisters* Right Rhythm (Album) Motown South Africa 1990 Sell This Version
Pointer Sisters - The New Cast Recording - Highlights From "Ain't Misbehavin'", The Fats Waller Musical album art Fats Waller, The Pointer Sisters* Fats Waller, The Pointer Sisters* - The New Cast Recording - Highlights From "Ain't Misbehavin'", The Fats Waller Musical (Album) RCA Victor, BMG Classics US 1996 Sell This Version
BT33093 Pointer Sisters - In Concert!!! album art The Pointer Sisters* In Concert!!!(CD, Album) Brilliant BT33093 Germany 2005 Sell This Version
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 Belgium 2006 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Pointer Sisters - Yes We Can Can album art The Pointer Sisters* Yes We Can Can (Single) Blue Thumb Records Australia 1973 Sell This Version
Pointer Sisters - Wang Dang Doodle / Cloudburst album art The Pointer Sisters* Wang Dang Doodle / Cloudburst (Single) Blue Thumb Records Canada 1973 Sell This Version
ABC 4064 Pointer Sisters - Let It Be Me album art The Pointer Sisters* Let It Be Me(7", Promo) ABC Records ABC 4064 UK 1974 Sell This Version
Pointer Sisters - Love In Them There Hills album art The Pointer Sisters* Love In Them There Hills (Single) ABC Blue Thumb Germany 1974 Sell This Version
CBS 2183 Pointer Sisters - Little Red Hen album art Taj Mahal Featuring The Pointer Sisters* Taj Mahal Featuring The Pointer Sisters* - Little Red Hen(7", Single) CBS CBS 2183 Netherlands 1974 Sell This Version
Pointer Sisters - Steam Heat album art The Pointer Sisters* Steam Heat (Single) Blue Thumb Records Netherlands 1974 Sell This Version
45. BT. 3073 Pointer Sisters - That's A Plenty / Surfeit U.S.A album art The Pointer Sisters* That's A Plenty / Surfeit U.S.A(7", Single) Blue Thumb Records 45. BT. 3073 France 1974 Sell This Version
ABC 4048 Pointer Sisters - Live Your Life Before You Die album art The Pointer Sisters* Live Your Life Before You Die(7", Promo) ABC Records ABC 4048 UK 1975 Sell This Version
Pointer Sisters - How Long (Betcha Got A Chick On The Side) / Easy Days album art The Pointer Sisters* How Long (Betcha Got A Chick On The Side) / Easy Days (Single) ABC Blue Thumb US 1975 Sell This Version
Pointer Sisters - ゴーイング・ダウン・スローリー = Going Down Slowly album art The Pointer Sisters* ゴーイング・ダウン・スローリー = Going Down Slowly Blue Thumb Records Japan 1975 Sell This Version
The Pointer Sisters* You Gotta Believe (Single) Blue Thumb Records Australia 1976 Sell This Version
Pointer Sisters - I Need A Man album art The Pointer Sisters* I Need A Man ABC Blue Thumb US 1976 Sell This Version
Pointer Sisters - Having A Party album art The Pointer Sisters* Having A Party ABC Blue Thumb US 1977 Sell This Version
Pointer Sisters - Fire album art The Pointer Sisters* Fire (Single) Elektra Benelux 1978 Sell This Version
Pointer Sisters - What A Surprise album art The Pointer Sisters* What A Surprise (Single) Planet (15) US 1981 Sell This Version