NOV 30, 1953
- APR 11, 2006 SAGITTARIUS
JANUARY 22 ♪ AQUARIUS
MARCH 25 ♪ ARIES
The Pointer Sisters
DID NOT RECORD
WE ARE FAMILY
IT'S RAINING MEN
Red Album | 1978
Purple Album | 1979
If The Price Is Right | 1984
Baby Sister | 1983
June Pointer | 1989
Love For What It Is | 1987
1969: Bonnie started singing. June joins they become "The Pointers A-Pair" - Anita joins they become "The Pointer Sisters."
1971: Released first single on Atlantic Records, "Don't Try To Take The Fifth."
1972: Ruth joins the group. "Send Him Back" released.
1973: Release first album on Blue Thumb "The Pointer Sisters."
1974: First album certified gold. Released "That’s A Plenty," later
certified Gold. Become first Contemporary group to perform at San Francisco
Opera. Become first Black female singers to sing at The Grand Ole Opry.
1975: Release "Steppin." Win first Grammy for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group for "Fairytale." Elvis Presley records "Fairytale." "How Long
(Betcha Got A Chick On The Side)" reaches #1 on the R & B Charts.
1976: Appeared in the movie "Car Wash" with Richard Pryor. Song from
movie soundtrack, "You Gotta Believe" a hit on the R & B Charts.
1977: Released, "Having A Party" last album for Blue Thumb and last as a
the burgeoning music scene of San Francisco in the late 1960s, Bonnie,
who sought a show business career, convinced June to join her to form a
duo, “The Pointers - A Pair.” In 1969 Anita joined, thus the birth of
“The Pointer Sisters.” The legendary impresario, Bill Graham, became
their manager in the early 1970s. They began to tour and perform and
provided background vocals for such artists as the flamboyant Sylvester,
Taj Mahal, Grace Slick, Boz Scaggs, Cold Blood, Elvin Bishop and other
Bay Area artists. In 1971 Jerry Wexler of Atlantic Records heard them
backing Elvin Bishop at the Whisky A-Go-Go in Los Angeles and signed
them to a record deal. The resulting single, “Don’t Try To Take The
Fifth,” failed to win an audience but The Sisters were enjoying
themselves, and in 1972 the temptation to join them finally overwhelmed
Ruth. Before they began to record their first album, the trio had become
Anita ♪ Ruth - Live at the Kennedy Center - November 2001
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Don't Try To Take The Fifth
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