Tuesday, June 09, 2020

R.I.P. Bonnie Pointer


Bonnie Pointer from the iconic 70s soul group The Pointer Sisters has died at age 69....
 
From the Pointer Sisters official website,
Singer, Patricia (Bonnie) Pointer, founding member of the famous sibling group The Pointer Sisters has died at the age of 69. Bonnie and her sisters began singing in her father's church, The West Oakland Church of God in Oakland, California. Her mother, the late Sarah Pointer, recalled in a 1974 interview "She had always told me, Mother, I want something for myself. I want to be somebody in this world". Bonnie recorded five albums with her sisters and co-wrote the country hit "Fairytale" with sister Anita, which won the group their first Grammy for Best Country Duo or Group in 1975. The song was later recorded by Elvis Presley. She left the group in the mid-1970s to pursue a solo career with Motown. Her biggest hit was 1978's "Heaven Must Have Sent You", which remains a Disco Classic. Because of Bonnie's talent, drive and determination the multi-Grammy winning Pointer Sisters exist and have had the great fortune of spending two decades at the top of the charts and close to 50 years performing to sold out audiences around the world. Bonnie is pre-deceased by her sister June Pointer and is survived by her brothers Aaron and Fritz and sisters Ruth and Anita Pointer.



9 comments:

Anonymous said...

RIP Bonnie.....Pointer Sisters got Hits!! Was ygis song from the movie "Car Wash" when they pulled up with Richard Pryor??

Alma's Daughter said...

^^^ The song is YOU GOTTA BELIEVE. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4FiBDOlLvk

RIP

R in NYC said...

Rest in Heavenly Peace.

Anonymous said...

The year 2020...

ms mac said...

Another Queen has moved on. RIP to this soulful sister.

Anonymous said...

Rest In Heaven Ms. Bonnie. 69 is so young.

Anonymous said...

Rest in Peace sister Bonnie.

Anonymous said...

These woman could sang not just sing. I loved them. They also influenced the retro look of the 40tys in the 70tys. If you watch Soul Train you will see some of the dancers wearing this look like Billie Holiday did.

NiyabinghiWerewolfObeahWoman said...

RIP Goddess As you are welcomed back into the ancestral realm.

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