The Pointer Sisters Similar Artists

Billy Ocean - 100% match to The Pointer Sisters

Genres: Funk Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Leslie Sebastian Charles, 21 January 1950, Trinidad, West Indies. Raised in England, Ocean worked as a session singer simultaneously with his employment at the Dagenham Ford Motor Company plant, before being signed by the GTO label as a solo artist. His early UK hits included the number 2 singles ‘Love Really Hurts Without You’ (1976) and ‘Red Light Spells Dan Read more

Donna Summer - 80% match to The Pointer Sisters

Genres: Dance Disco Electronic & Ambient Funk Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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LaDonna Adrian Gaines, 31 December 1948, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Summer’s peerless hit singles ‘Love To Love You Baby’ and ‘I Feel Love’ made her the best-known of all 70s disco divas. Having sung with rock bands in Boston, the singer moved to Europe in 1968 and appeared in German versions of Hair and Porgy And Bess, later marrying Austrian actor Read more

Taylor Dayne - 73% match to The Pointer Sisters

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Dance Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Lesley Wonderman, 7 March 1962, Baldwin, Nassau County, New York, USA. Dayne rose from obscurity to the top of the US pop charts in the late 80s and early 90s. Dayne listened to rock and soul music as a child and made her onstage singing debut at the age of six. In high school she took singing lessons and after graduating joined the rock band Felony followed by a new wave ba Read more

Diana Ross - 72% match to The Pointer Sisters

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Funk Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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26 March 1944, Detroit, Michigan, USA. While still in high school Ross became the fourth and final member of the Primettes, who recorded for Lu-Pine in 1960, signed to Motown Records in 1961 and then changed their name to the Supremes. She was a backing vocalist on the group’s early releases, until Motown boss Berry Gordy insisted that she become their lead singer, a r Read more

Dan Hartman - 69% match to The Pointer Sisters

Genres: Disco Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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4 November 1951, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA, d. 22 March 1994, Westport, Connecticut, USA. Hartman’s multi-instrumental talents and light tenor were first heard by North America at large when he served bands led, together and separately, by Johnny Winter and Edgar Winter. Employment by the latter from 1973-77 brought the greatest commercial rewards - principally via Read more

Jody Watley - 69% match to The Pointer Sisters

Genres: Dance Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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30 January 1959, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Formerly one third of Shalamar between 1977 and 1984, a hugely successful group of the disco era, Watley’s first professional experience had come as a dancer on the television show Soul Train. After Shalamar disbanded she made the progression to solo artist, working in a contemporary soul/urban R&B vein. Her self-titled debut Read more

Miami Sound Machine - 69% match to The Pointer Sisters

Genres: Latin Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s
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Sister Sledge - 69% match to The Pointer Sisters

Genres: Disco R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Debra (9 July 1954), Joan (b. 13 September 1956), Kim (b. 21 August 1957) and Kathy Sledge (b. 6 January 1959) were all born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. They started their recording career on the Money Back label with 1971’s ‘Time Will Tell’. A short time working as backing singers followed before the quartet enjoyed a series of minor R& Read more

Irene Cara - 67% match to The Pointer Sisters

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 2000s
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Irene T Escalera, 18 March 1959, New York City, New York, USA. Having spent most of her childhood as a successful actor, singer and dancer, Cara’s role as Coco Hernandez in the 1980 Alan Parker movie Fame was tailor-made. Based around the lives, loves and ambitions of students at the New York School of Performing Arts, Cara’s rendition of the jubilant title song wa Read more

The Weather Girls - 64% match to The Pointer Sisters

Genres: Dance Disco Electronic & Ambient R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Vocalists Izora Rhodes Armstead (1942, Texas, USA, d. 16 September 2004, California, USA) and Martha Wash (b. USA) met in the San Francisco-based gospel group, NOW (News Of The World) prior to joining the backing group of rising disco star Sylvester. Dubbed Two Tons O’ Fun in deference to their rotund stature, the duo recorded for the Fantasy Records label before securi Read more

Deniece Williams - 61% match to The Pointer Sisters

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Funk Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Vocals
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Deniece Chandler, 3 June 1951, Gary, Indiana, USA. Williams is a gospel/soul singer whose successes span the 70s and 80s. As a child she sang in a gospel choir and made her first recordings in the late 60s for the Chicago-based Toddlin’ Town label. After training as a nurse, she was hired by Stevie Wonder to join his Wonderlove vocal backing group. She contributed to fo Read more

Laura Branigan - 60% match to The Pointer Sisters

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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3 July 1957, Brewster, New York, USA, d. 26 August 2004, East Quogue, New York, USA. A former backing vocalist with Leonard Cohen, Branigan’s breakthrough came in 1982, when her energetic voice was demonstrated to its full effect on a belting rendition of Umberto Tozzi’s 1979 Italian hit ‘Gloria’. It reached number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100, and stayed i Read more

Thelma Houston - 60% match to The Pointer Sisters

Genres: Disco R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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7 May 1946, Leland, Mississippi, USA. Houston left her home town of Leland, Mississippi, in the late 60s to tour with the gospel group the Art Reynolds Singers. Her impassioned vocal style and innate mastery of phrasing, most notably on the 1966 single ‘Glory Glory Hallelujah’, brought her to the attention of the prodigal songwriter/arranger Jimmy Webb in 1969. He Read more

Shalamar - 59% match to The Pointer Sisters

Genres: Dance Disco Electronic & Ambient Funk Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This act was created by Dick Griffey, booking agent for US television’s Soul Train show, and Simon Soussan, a veteran of UK’s northern soul scene. The latter produced ‘Uptown Festival’, a medley of popular Motown Records favourites, which was issued on Griffey’s Solar label. Although credited to ‘Shalamar’, the track featured session musicians Read more

The Jets - 58% match to The Pointer Sisters

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Funk Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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A family act originally from the Polynesian island of Tonga, the Jets are eight of the 14 children of Mike and Vake Wolfgramm. The family moved to Salt Lake City, Utah, USA but eventually settled in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The oldest boy, Leroy, began showing musical interest as a young child and joined a club act including some of his uncles when he was aged 11. Leroy and seve Read more


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