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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old Apr 12th, 2006, 07:26 PM Thread Starter
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June Pointer of the Pointer Sisters Dies

By DAISY NGUYEN, Associated Press Writer

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LOS ANGELES - June Pointer, the youngest of the singing Pointer Sisters known for the 1970s and 1980s hits "I'm So Excited," "Fire," and "Slow Hand," has died, her family said Wednesday. She was 52.

Pointer died of cancer Tuesday at Santa Monica University of California, Los Angeles, Medical Center, the family said in a statement. She had been hospitalized since late February and the type of cancer wasn't disclosed.

She died "in the arms of her sisters, Ruth and Anita and her brothers, Aaron and Fritz, by her side," the family statement read. "Although her sister, Bonnie, was unable to be present, she was with her in spirit."

The Pointer Sisters began as a quartet in the early 1970s with sisters Ruth, Anita, Bonnie and June. The group became a trio when Bonnie embarked on a solo career.

The group's hits also included "He's So Shy," "Automatic" and "Jump (For My Love)."

The sisters, along with their two older brothers, grew up singing in the choir of an Oakland church where their parents were ministers.

Bonnie and June formed a singing duo and began performing in clubs around the San Francisco Bay area. Anita and Ruth later joined the group and together, they sang backup for Taj Mahal, Boz Scaggs and Elvin Bishop, among others.

Their first, self-titled album, "The Pointer Sisters," debuted in 1973 and the song "Yes We Can Can" became their first hit. They followed up with the album "That's A Plenty," which featured an eclectic mix of musical styles ranging from jazz to country and pop. They won the first of their three Grammy awards in 1974 for best country vocal performance by a group for the song "Fairytale."

Bonnie left the group in 1977, and the sisters recorded several more albums, scoring several hit songs that became identified as the soundtrack of the 1980s.

The successful 1984 album "Break Out" earned two Grammy awards for the songs "Automatic" and "Jump (For My Love)." The album's other hit song, "Neutron Dance," was prominently featured in the movie "Beverly Hills Cop."

June recorded two solo albums, and later left the trio.

Anita and Ruth still perform under the group's name. Ruth's daughter, Issa Pointer, is the trio's newest member.

Two years ago, June Pointer was charged with felony cocaine possession and misdemeanor possession of a smoking device. She was ordered to a rehabilitation facility.

Funeral arrangements were incomplete.


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That's awful.
They had such good songs.

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Too bad, I grew up listening to the Pointer Sisters.

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and loved thier "cameo" in Car Wash with Richard Pryor.

I loved that the Pointers had such a variety of styles (from corny to pop to sexy/funky).

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The Pointers stole (in a good way) "Fire" from Bruce Springsteen, just like Jimi Hendrix stole "All Along the Watchtower" from Bob Dylan.

As a fellow Oakland native, it saddens me to hear of June's passing. It saddens me even more to read that Bonnie wasn't there with the rest of the family.

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Wow..i am so sad that she passed away. RIP June had been a drug addict for the past 20 years. She was actually kicked out of the Pointer Sisters a few years ago because of her addiction. She led a tuff life...i hope she knew how much she and her sisters affected pop culture ( in a good way ) in the mid 70s to the mid 90s...the Pointer Sisters are legends...

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I heard she was sickR.I.P.

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That's too bad.. and she was young.
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I hate it when true artists die.....80% of todays "contract-money hungry-consignment for cash- disprespectful" "artists" deserve to go before her.

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I'm saddened to hear the news.
RIP June.

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I liked their songs and read about June's drug problemss. Sorry to see her die at such a young age.

Is she the one whose daughter died a few yeras ago at the age of 36?

For those of you who are old enough to remember, they guest starred on the Love Boat when their song "He's So Shy" was a hit. I reallly liked them in that episode.

I also wonder why Bonnie wasn't there. Is she on tour overseas and didn't think her sister was that sickk? Or did they have some type of falling out?

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She had cancer... I hope her suffering wasn't too long.

I hope she's doing the "Neutron Dance" somewhere...

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I liked their songs and read about June's drug problemss. Sorry to see her die at such a young age.

Is she the one whose daughter died a few yeras ago at the age of 36?

For those of you who are old enough to remember, they guest starred on the Love Boat when their song "He's So Shy" was a hit. I reallly liked them in that episode.

I also wonder why Bonnie wasn't there. Is she on tour overseas and didn't think her sister was that sickk? Or did they have some type of falling out?
They ALL had a falling out with June. The other two came around..i think it went deeper with Bonnie. Someone called the police on June last year and had her arrested. I forgot which sister it was though
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