Bonnie Pointer

Genres: Disco R&B / Soul
Descriptive "tags": disco 70s dance soul motown disco artists pop rnb female vocalists oldies Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s
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Biography

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 group’s 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. Pointer’s increasingly outspoken attitude towards the label’s 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...

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