born on 23/1/1948 in Oakland, CA, United States
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Anita Marie Pointer (born January 23, 1948, Oakland, California, United States) is an American R&B/soul singer-songwriter and a member of The Pointer Sisters.
Pointer quit a job as a secretary to join her younger sisters Bonnie and June to form the Pointer Sisters in 1969. After two failed singles between 1971 and 1972 for Atlantic Records, the trio convinced their eldest sister Ruth to join the group in 1972. The sisters found fame with the Anita-led "Yes We Can Can" in 1973. It was Anita's co-writing duties for their 1974 hit, "Fairytale", that helped the group make music history when the song hit the country charts, winning the group its first Grammy for Best Country Performance by a duo or group and Anita and Bonnie a Grammy nod for the best country song of the year in 1975.
After Bonnie left the Pointer Sisters in 1977, Ruth, Anita and June rose to higher levels of success with singles such as "Fire" (1978), "He's So Shy" (1980), "Slow Hand" (1981) and "I'm So Excited" (1982).
After the trio's Break Out reached multi-platinum status and won the group two Grammys, Anita ventured into a part-time solo career. She found chart success in 1986 with Earl Thomas Conley on the song "Too Many Times", which reached No. 2 on the country chart. In 1987, she released her first solo album Love For What It Is. The album's first single, "Overnight Success", reached No. 41 on the Billboard R&B chart.
As of 2010, Anita still performs with the Pointer Sisters. The group received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1994.
Pointer married David Harper on December 11, 1965 and had one child, Jada. They divorced in 1966. She married Richard Gonzalez on October 25, 1981, but that marriage also resulted in divorce.
Love For What It Is (1987 RCA Records)
- "Overnight Success" (4:45)
- "Love Me Like You Do (5:25)
- "The Pledge" (duet with Philip Bailey) (3:16)
- "You Don't Scare Me" (3:40)
- "More Than a Memory" (4:45)
- "Have a Little Faith in Love" (5:56)
- "Love for What it Is" (5:05)
- "Beware of What You Want" (5:42)
- "Temporarily Blue" (4:20)
|1987||"Overnight Success"||41||Love for What It Is|
|US Country||CAN Country|
|1986||"Too Many Times"||Earl Thomas Conley||2||3||Too Many Times|
- 1996: The Associate
- Further detail from the Encyclopedia of Arkansas: http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?search=1&entryID=4022
- Biography of Anita Pointer
|The Pointer Sisters|
Anita Pointer Ruth Pointer Issa Pointer|
Bonnie Pointer June Pointer
|Albums||The Pointer Sisters That's a Plenty Steppin' Having a Party Energy Priority Special Things Black & White So Excited! Break Out Contact Hot Together Serious Slammin' Right Rythm Only Sisters Can Do That|
|Singles||"Yes We Can Can" "Wang Dang Doodle" "Steam Heat" "Fairytale" "Live Your Life Before You Die" "How Long (Betcha Got a Chick on the Side)" "Going Down Slowly" "You Gotta Believe" "Having a Party" "I Need a Man" 'Fire" "Everybody Is a Star Happiness Blind Faith Why Do You Love He's So Shy We've Got The Power Could I Be Dreaming Where Did The Time Go "Slow Hand" What A Surprise Sweet Lover Man Should I Do It American Music "I'm So Excited" "If You Wanna Get Back Your Lady" I Need You "Automatic" "Jump (For My Love)" "Neutron Dance" Baby Come And Get It "Dare Me" Freedom Twist My Arm Goldmine Sexual Power 'All I Know Is The Way I Feel Mercury Rising He Turned Me Out I'm In Love Friend's Advice (Don't Take It) After You Insanity Be There Power Of Persuasion Don't Walk Away Sisters Are Doin' It for Themselves Christmas In New York|
|Compilations||Yes We Can The Best Of The Pointer Sisters The Pointer Sisters: Hits! The Pointer Sisters: Greatest Hits Platinum & Gold Collection: The Pointer Sisters|
|Live Albums||Live at the Opera House The Pointer Sisters: Greatest Hits: Live|
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