Ruth, Anita, June and Bonnie Pointer were ministers daughters from Oakland, California. The Pointer Sisters national debut came in 1973 with Yes We Can Can.
The sisters repertoire was very diverse. Pop, disco, jazz, funk, dance, country, rock – they did all that and more. By 1986, they had charted 16 Top-40 hits.
The Pointer Sisters won 3 Grammy Awards. They also appeared in the movie Car Wash.
One of their biggest hits (#2/1978) was written by Bruce Springsteen. It plays tonight after 7:00 on Throwback Thursday.
You can also see the video here: