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BÜRO DLB - IDEE-REALISATION-KOMMUNIKATION
Daniel Leutenegger
Bulliard 95
CH-1792 Cordast
Tel +41 (0)26 684 16 45 (nachmittags)
Fax +41 (0)26 684 36 45
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www.buero-dlb.ch

DIE US-AMERIKANISCHE SOUL- UND DISCO-SÄNGERIN BONNIE POINTER IST GESTORBEN

DIE US-AMERIKANISCHE SOUL- UND DISCO-SÄNGERIN BONNIE POINTER IST GESTORBEN

08.06.2020 Die am 11. Juli 1950 in East Oakland (Kalifornien) geborene US-amerikanische Soul-, R&B-, Funk- und Disco-Sängerin Bonnie Pointer (Bild) ist am 8. Juni 2020 gestorben. Sie war Gründungsmitglied und bis 1977 Teil der international erfolgreichen Gruppe The Pointer Sisters. Danach startete sie eine Solokarriere. Ihr grösster Hit war "Heaven Must Have Sent You" (1978).


Bild oben: Bonnie Pointer, 1974

Bild unten: The Pointer Sisters mit (v.l.n.r.) Bonnie Pointer, Anita Pointer und June Pointer, 1974 (Ausschnitt) - Foto: Rob Mieremet / Anefo, http://proxy.handle.net/10648/ac565022-d0b4-102d-bcf8-003048976d84 - Public domain - Datei: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Pointer_Sisters_aangekomen_op_Schiphol_voor_optreden_in_Nederland

Pointer Sisters

Our sister Bonnie has passed away at the age of 69

Singer, Patricia (Bonnie) Pointer, founding member of the famous sibling group The Pointer Sisters has died at the age of 69. Bonnie and her sisters began singing in her father's church, The West Oakland Church of God in Oakland, California. Her mother, the late Sarah Pointer, recalled in a 1974 interview "She had always told me, Mother, I want something for myself. I want to be somebody in this world". Bonnie recorded five albums with her sisters and co-wrote the country hit "Fairytale" with sister Anita, which won the group their first Grammy for Best Country Duo or Group in 1975. The song was later recorded by Elvis Presley. She left the group in the mid-1970s to pursue a solo career with Motown. Her biggest hit was 1978's "Heaven Must Have Sent You", which remains a Disco Classic. Because of Bonnie's talent, drive and determination the multi-Grammy winning Pointer Sisters exist and have had the great fortune of spending two decades at the top of the charts and close to 50 years performing to sold out audiences around the world. Bonnie is pre-deceased by her sister June Pointer and is survived by her brothers Aaron and Fritz and sisters Ruth and Anita Pointer.

https://www.thepointersisters.com/news-reviews/entry/ad-news-our-sister-bonnie-has-passed-away-at-the-age-of-69

Bonnie Pointer of the Pointer Sisters Dies at 69

In Ruth Pointer's memoir, "I'm So Excited: My Life as a Pointer," she talked about her sister. "Bonnie in particular was driven, citing a desperate need to do something with her life. She was wild, fierce, and not to be denied. She hung out in Haight-Ashbury with the hippies, protested at Berkeley, wrote poetry with Angela Davis, and dated Huey Newton, co-founder of the Black Panther Party."

Chris Willman

https://variety.com/2020/music/news/bonnie-pointer-dead-dies-pointer-sisters-1234628072/

Bonnie was one of the OG Pointer Sisters -- which started out as a duo, with her as one of the leads -- but eventually left the group in the mid-1970s to pursue a successful solo career. She's perhaps best known for her cover of "Heaven Must Have Sent You."

https://www.tmz.com/2020/06/08/bonnie-pointer-sisters-dead-dies/

If the Pointers had an edgy member, it was Bonnie, who was described as "brash and sassy" in an early profile and who left the group in 1977. "I'm adventurous," she said in 1985. "I like taking a risk. I wanted to see what I could do on my own." Signing a solo contract with Motown, Bonnie had a hit out of the gate with the disco smash, "Heaven Must Have Sent You."

David Browne

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/bonnie-pointer-dead-pointer-sisters-obit-1011816/

Die Frauen-Pop-Band Pointer Sisters feierte in den Siebziger Jahren ihre grössten Erfolge. Die vier Geschwister hatten zahlreiche Hits; nach dem Tod von June 2006 starb nun auch auch ihre Schwester Bonnie mit 69 Jahren.

jat/dpa

https://www.spiegel.de/kultur/us-saengerin-bonnie-pointer-von-den-pointer-sisters-gestorben-a-228d3dc7-16f8-473b-9b04-443083a3ddcb

Videos:

Pointer Sisters - Yes We Can Can (1973 Original Video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PLDyCcI2Pa72IPS_W6-1NM8xyh9tlMaPMM&v=-FKHG15J0xI&feature=emb_logo

HQ] The Pointer Sisters ♪ Fairytale

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQWgKvvbT1g&feature=emb_logo

Bonnie Pointer - Heaven Must Have Sent You (1979)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D11KOwALbR8&feature=emb_logo

Mehr:

https://www.thepointersisters.com/

https://www.allmusic.com/artist/mn0000894847

https://www.discogs.com/artist/86163-Pointer-Sisters

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bonnie_Pointer

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Pointer_Sisters

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