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Anita Pointer dies: Pointer Sisters singer was 74

She and her sisters are known for hit songs like “Yes We Can Can” and “I’m So Excited.”

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Anita Pointer, one of four brother singers who achieved pop success and critical acclaim as The Pointer Sisters, died Saturday at the age of 74, her publicist announced. .

The Grammy winner passed away while he was with his family, spokesman Roger Neal said in a statement.

“We are deeply saddened by the loss of Anita, but comforted to know that she is at peace with her daughter Jada and sisters June and Bonnie. He was a person who had been close to me for a very long time.

Anita Pointer’s only daughter, Jada Pointer, passed away in 2003.

Daughters of a pastor, Anita, Ruth, Bonnie and June Poynter grew up singing in their father’s church in Oakland, California.

The group’s 1973 self-titled debut album included the breakout hit “Yes We Can Can”. Known for such hits as “I’m So Excited,” “Slow Hand,” “Neutron Dance,” and “Jump (For My Love),” the duo received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1994. Did.

The 1983 album Break Out went triple platinum and won two American Music Awards. The group won him three Grammy Awards and between 1973 and 1985 he had 13 US Top 20 hits, Neil said.

The Pointer Sisters were also the first African-American group to appear on the Grand Ole Opry program and the first contemporary act to perform at the San Francisco Opera House, Neil said.

Bonnie Poynter left the group in 1977 and signed a solo deal with Motown Records, with only modest success. “We were devastated,” Anita Poynter said of her 1990 departure. I thought it wouldn’t work without Bonnie. ”

The group continued recording until 1993, with a varied line-up that included young families.

June Pointer died of cancer in 2006 at the age of 52.

anita pointer Bonnie Pointer’s death announced At age 69 in 2020, cardiac arrest was the cause.

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