Pointer, Bonnie (1950–)

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Pointer, Bonnie (1950–)

African-American pop singer. Born July 11, 1950, in Oakland, CA; dau. of ministers; sister of Anita, Ruth and June Pointer.

With June, began performing in clubs around San Francisco, calling themselves Pointers, a Pair (1969); with Anita and June, sang background vocals on several albums; with Ruth joining them, became the Pointer Sisters, recording "Yes We Can Can" and "Wang Dang Doodle," which hit both the pop and R&B charts and brought national recognition (1973); went solo (1977), signing with Motown; made solo albums: Bonnie Pointer (1978), Bonnie Pointer II (1979), and The Price Is Right (1984); with sisters, released album Only Sisters Can Do That (1994).

See also Women in World History.

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