In the late s the Pointer Sisters continued to score hits, among them Neutron Dance, taken from the soundtrack to Beverly Hills Cop After their sister Ruth completed the line-up, they were spotted by Jerry Wexler, the force behind Atlantic Records, and taken on by the celebrated manager and impresario Bill Graham.
They even collaborated with Bruce Willis on a cover of the Staples Singers' Respect Yourself, a track that appeared on the actor's curious vanity project album The Return of Bruno Her marriage ended in divorce, and there were no children.
In the burgeoning music scene of San Francisco in the late 1960s, June and her sister Bonnie performed as a duo in clubs under the name Pointers, a Pair.
June Pointer was born at Oakland, California, on November 30 Although their best-known tracks were up-tempo dance numbers composed on that most s of instruments, the electronic synthesiser, the Pointer Sisters had begun their careers more than a decade earlier as a close-harmony quartet singing in an eclectic variety of styles.
They even collaborated with Bruce Willis on a cover of the Staples Singers' Respect Yourself, a track that appeared on the actor's curious vanity project album The Return of Bruno At this time they essayed a s look, and sang everything from jazz to funk.
The relative failure of her solo albums appeared to drive June Pointer closer to the brink, and as concern about her mental health increased, in she left the group and was replaced by her niece.