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GUEST,keberoxu Lesser Lights (15) RE: Lesser Lights 08 Jun 20


The Pointer Sisters:
I remember when they broke through in the early 1970's.
They were on a variety show (Flip Wilson maybe?)
singing
"Cloudburst" by Lambert, Hendricks, and Ross,
and their part-singing, at breakneck speed, was sensational.
From the same debut album came their recording of
Allen Toussaint's "Yes We Can Can."

They were a quartet then: in order of age,
Ruth, Anita, Bonnie, and June.
Their parents were Arkansas natives who ended up
leading a church (father, the pastor) in Oakland, California.

When they recorded in the 1980's, were they not a trio?
They had, as the above posts indicate,
several hit singles then.

I post here because
Bonnie Pointer's death has just been announced today.
Her younger sister June died over ten years ago.

It is the older of the four sisters,
Ruth and Anita, who still survive.


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