Anita Pointer began her professional singing career in 1969,
when she quit her job as a secretary in a legal office and joined her sisters
Bonnie and June, who were then performing as a duo, calling themselves
Pointers-A-Pair. When the group became three, The Pointer Sisters were born.
Throughout her career, Anita Pointer has worked on various
solo projects. In 1977, she recorded an album for ABC Records (LP -
unreleased). In 1986, her duet with Earl Thomas Conley, "Too Many Times" reached
#2 on Billboard's Country Chart. She also filmed a video for the country
hit that featured her singing in the studio with Earl. Anita Pointer made her
official solo debut in 1987 when RCA Records released Love For What It
Is. The album revisited the country influence that first appeared in the
Pointers' "Fairytale". Other highlights included a romantic duet with Philip
Bailey, "The Pledge", and the record's first single, "Overnight Success", which
reached #41 on the R&B chart. A stylish video accompanied the single and Anita
Pointer performed on various television shows to promote the album, including:
Soul Train and The Arsenio Hall Show.
In 1998, Anita Pointer was inducted into the Arkansas Black
Hall of Fame. (Although a native of California, she spent many summers with
relatives in Arkansas).
A prolific songwriter, Anita Pointer has contributed
generously to many of the Pointer Sisters' albums. Her talents even attracted
the King himself, Elvis Presley, who recorded "Fairytale" (written by Anita and
Bonnie). She has also penned material for other artists (including Jeff Lorber's
'80s classic, "Step By Step").
Today, Anita Pointer continues to write, record and perform.
In 2005, Anita Pointer recorded "Take Me Home" for An All-Star Tribute to Cher
on Cleopatra Records. She maintains a busy international tour schedule
with her sister Ruth and Ruth’s daughter, Issa as a member of The Pointer
Sisters. She also performs solo occasionally. (By: Paul Anthony Ciulla)
Contact Grabow for more information or to book Anita Pointer
for your next corporate or private event.