June Pointer was the youngest of the Pointer Sisters – and she was the first (and only, as of now) of the sisters to die, six years ago today.
June Pointer is seen in this Aug. 24, 1995 file photo in New York. (AP Photo/Marty Reichenthal)
At the height of their fame in the 1970s and '80s, the Pointer Sisters electrified the world with their perky, catchy songs. Years later, we still love listening to them. So today, in honor of June Pointer, we're sharing a few of our favorites.
1973: The Pointer Sisters score their first hit single with "Yes We Can Can."
1977: The producers of Sesame Street ask the Pointer Sisters to record a song that will become a children's TV classic. Yes, that's them singing the Pinball Number Count.
1983: The album Break Out is a massive success, with several hit singles. June sings lead on "Jump (For My Love)."
Written by Linnea Crowther