Who is Bonnie Pointer? Wiki, Biography, Age, Career, Husband, Death

Who is Bonnie Pointer? (The Pointer Sisters) Wiki, Biography, Age, Family, Career, Husband, Children, Cause of Death, Net Worth

Bonnie Pointer Wiki – Bonnie Pointer Biography

Bonnie Pointer was an American singer, most notable for being a member of the Grammy Award-winning vocal group, The Pointer Sisters. Pointer scored several moderate solo hits after leaving the Pointers in 1977, including a disco cover of The Elgins’ “Heaven Must Have Sent You” which became a U.S. top 20 pop hit on September 1, 1979. She was irritated with the kind everyone other in the shop.

Bonnie Pointer started out with her sisters in the duo that morphed into a quartet. She branched off into a successful solo career, producing three albums and numerous hit singles, TMZ noted.

While Bonnie was with The Pointer Sisters, they produced several top 10 singles in the late 1970s and early ’80s, including “Fire,” “He’s So Shy,” “Slow Hand,” “Automatic,” “Jump for My Love,” “I’m So Excited” and “Neutron Dance,” Variety noted. They won three Grammys and three American Music Awards during their heyday.

“Bonnie was my best friend and we talked every day,” Anita said in a statement obtained by Variety. “We never had a fight in our life. I already miss her, and I will see her again one day.”

Bonnie Pointer Age

Bonnie Pointer was 69 years old.

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Career

Bonnie and youngest sister June began singing together as teenagers and in 1969 the duo had co-founded The Pointers (otherwise known as The Pair). After Anita joined the duo that same year, they changed their name to The Pointer Sisters and recorded several singles for Atlantic Records between 1971 and 1972. In December 1972, they recruited the oldest sister Ruth and released their debut album as The Pointer Sisters in 1973. Their self-titled debut yielded the hit “Yes We Can Can”. Between 1973 and 1977, the Pointers’ donned 1940s fashions and sang in a style reminiscent of The Andrews Sisters; they also melded the sounds of R&B, funk, rock, and roll, gospel, country, and soul.
Anita and Bonnie wrote the group’s crossover country hit, “Fairytale,” in 1974, which also became a Top 20 pop hit and won the group their first Grammy for Best Vocal by a Duo or Group, Country. Anita and Bonnie also were nominated for Best Country Song at the same ceremony. In 1977, Bonnie left the group to begin a solo career. The remaining sisters continued scoring hits from the late 1970s to the mid-1980s and had a breakthrough with their 1983 album Break Out.
In 1978, Bonnie signed with Motown in the same year, Bonnie released “Heaven Must Have Sent You,” which reached No. 11 on Billboard Hot 100 chart. She released three solo albums, including two self-titled albums for Motown, before retiring from the studio.
Bonnie appeared on Soul Train on March 2, 1985 (Season 14, Episode 20). She continues to perform, and reunited with her sisters on two separate occasions: when the group received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1994, and during a Las Vegas performance in 1996 singing “Jump (for My Love)”. At the beginning of 2008, she embarked on a European tour and has been working on her autobiography. Pointer performed at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City on Saturday, October 25, 2008. She also starred in Monte Hellman’s 2010 romantic thriller Road to Nowhere.

Married

In 1978, Bonnie married Motown Records producer Jeffrey Bowen. As of July 2014, after 10 years of separation, Bonnie filed for divorce which was finalized in 2016.

Bonnie Pointer Death

Bonnie Pointer of The Pointer Sisters has died at age of 69. Her sister Anita confirmed the news to TMZ revealing that she died on Monday. ‘It is with great sadness that I have to announce to the fans of The Pointer Sisters that my sister, Bonnie died this morning,’ Anita told the outlet. ‘Our family is devastated, on behalf of my siblings and I and the entire Pointer family, we ask for your prayers at this time.’ The Grammy-winning artist was one of the original members of the group, which started out as a duo. The statement continued: ‘Bonnie was my best friend and we talked every day, we never had a fight in our life, I already miss her and I will see her again one day.’

“It is with great sadness that I have to announce to the fans of The Pointer Sisters that my sister, Bonnie died this morning,” her sister, Anita Pointer, told TMZ. “Our family is devastated, on behalf of my siblings and I and the entire Pointer family, we ask for your prayers at this time.”

Bonnie Pointer started out with her sisters in the duo that morphed into a quartet. She branched off into a successful solo career, producing three albums and numerous hit singles, TMZ noted.

June Pointer, another sister, died in 2006. Bonnie Pointer is survived by her brothers Aaron and Fritz and sisters Ruth and Anita Pointer, according to Variety.

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