The legendary Pointer Sisters have never been easy to categorize. Starring in the dazzling production of the multi-award winning hit Broadway musical "Aint Misbehavin," is just another of many firsts these extraordinary vocalists have experienced in their phenomenal twenty year career.
Not content to rest on there past successes, The Pointer Sisters keep reaching for the stars. They have burned up the country charts with "Chain of Fools" the smash duet with Clint Black, which went platinum and was nominated for Best Song Of The Year by the Country Music Association. Their eighteenth album, "Only Sisters Can Do That" was released to critical acclaim on SBK Records.
In September of 94, the Pointer Sisters received two great honors. They were awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame as a tribute to their continued success and were asked to perform a special concert at the White House for the President and Mrs. Clinton.
Recently the Pointer Sisters were featured in three television specials, "Up All Night" for NBC, "A Gospel Christmas with the Pointer Sisters and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra" (A&E), and "Pop Goes The Fourth" with the Boston Pops. "Pop Goes The Fourth" was nominated for a Cable ACE Award in the Best Performing Arts Special or Series category.
Continuously in demand as international musical superstars, the Pointer Sisters headline a hectic world wide concert schedule that takes them to Germany, France, Austria, Thailand and Australia.
One look at their Grammy Awards confirms that the Pointer Sisters have always been mavericks. Nominated 10 times, they have take home awards in a variety of categories, including Best Country Vocal Group ("Fairytale"), Best Pop Performance by a Group or Duo ("Jump") and Best Vocal Arrangement ("Automatic").
Growing up singing together in Oakland, CA – the girls, Ruth, Anita, June and Bonnie honed their skills at the West Oakland Church Of God where their father was the minister. Unlike most rhythm & blues performers whose expertise is limited to gospel the girls proved themselves to have a wider range of musical mastery that included jazzy scat singing and country crooning.
It wasnt long before their versatility was noticed and music luminaries like Dave Mason, Alvin Bishop, Boz Scaggs and Grace Slick were soliciting their vocal services. Soon the Pointer Sisters began making their own mark on popular music with a long string of hits starting with their funky interpretation of Allen Toussaints "Yes We Can Can." "Fairytale" penned by Anita and Bonnie was a crossover country hit. The group became the first black female group to ever perform at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, TN. Continuing in this ground-breaking tradition, the Pointer Sisters were the first black female group to headline Las Vegas. Their smash hit "How Long" (Betcha Got A Chick On The Side) established The Pointer Sisters as a force to be reckoned with.
Bonnies left the group in 1977 and the Pointer Sisters continued to make music history with such chart toppers as Bruce Sprinsteens "Fire," "He So Shy," "Slow Hand," "Im So Excited," "Jump" (For My Love), and "Automatic." The groups 1984 hit "Neutron Dance" was culled from the soundtrack of Eddie Murphys box office smash "Beverly Hills Cop." Their relationship with Eddie Murphy continues with their musical involvement in The Nutty Professor films.
Two decades of burning up the stages and record charts around the world .the Pointer Sisters feel like there just getting started.