|Genres:||Disco Pop / Rock R&B / Soul|
|Tags:||disco 70s dance disco artists soul motown female vocalists|
11 July 1951, East Oakland, California, USA. One of the four siblings who made up the successful R&B vocal group the Pointer Sisters, Bonnie Pointer was featured on two of the groups major hit singles, Yes We Can Can and How Long, and on five albums between 1973 and 1978. She then signed a solo contract with Motown Records, where she substituted a modern disco style for the 40s-influenced jazz she had recorded with her sisters. Free Me From My Freedom was a major black music hit in 1978, followed a year later by a sterling rendition of the Elgins Heaven Must Have Sent You. The latter was the linchpin of Bonnie Pointer II, an ambitious set of revivals of classic Motown hits. Pointers increasingly outspoken attitude towards the labels hierarchy led to her contract being cancelled in 1981. After two years of legal battles, she signed to Private I Records, where she attained a succession of...