Pointer, June (1954–2006)

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Pointer, June (1954–2006)

African-American pop singer. Born Nov30, 1954, in Oakland, CA; died Apr 11, 2006, in Santa Monica, CA; dau. of ministers; sister of Bonnie, Ruth and Anita Pointer.

With Bonnie, began performing in clubs around San Francisco, calling themselves Pointers, a Pair (1969); with Anita and Bonnie, sang background vocals on several albums; with Ruth joining them, became the Pointer Sisters, recording the hits "Yes We Can Can" and "Wang Dang Doodle" (1973); minus Bonnie, signed with Planet Records and had a steady string of hits (1980s), including "Fire," "He's So Shy," "Slow Hand," "I'm So Excited," and "Neutron Dance"; also had 2 platinum albums, Break Out and Contact; with sisters, released album Only Sisters Can Do That (1994).

See also Women in World History.

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