Bonnie Pointer: the news of the disappearance
International Jazz Day, songs that are its history
The news of the singer’s disappearance, which occurred due to a heart attack, came from her sister Anita: “It is with great sadness that I have to announce to the fans of the Pointer Sisters that my sister Bonnie died this morning. Our family is devastated. TO
my name, my brothers and the entire Pointer family, we ask for your prayers right now. The Pointer Sisters would never have been born if it wasn’t for Bonnie. ”
Pointer Sisters: the great success and the solo career
It’s 1969 when Bonnie convinces her sister june to form the duo Pointers, a Pair, to which it is added Anita and in 1972 too Ruth thus forming a quartet.
The first self-titled album immediately conquered the public, also earning a gold disc on the ground with stars and stripes; in the following years the group increases its notoriety more and more until it reaches the Olympus of music conquering the victory Grammy Awards in the Best Country Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group category thanks to the song Fairy tale, which will be followed by two other awards in 1985: Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal and Best Vocal Arrangement for Two or More Voices respectively for Jump (For My Love) is Automatic.
In 1977 Bonnie Pointer decides to concentrate on her solo career by leaving the cover of, among her most famous songs Heaven Must Have Sent You of The Elgins.