Bonnie Pointer was born in California’s San Francisco Bay area. She began singing as a child in church where her father and mother were both ministers. As a young teen she sang background vocals with Elvin Bishop, Taj Mahal, Dave Mason,.Grace Slick, Chicago and many others.
Not long after
she formed the group The Pointer Sisters. They signed a recording contract with Blue Thumb Records, resulting in the hits “Yes We Can Can”, “Betcha Got A Chick On The Side” and the Country & Western Grammy winning song “Fairy Tale” which she wrote. Along with her sisters they received countless gold and platinum records, Grammy nominations and music awards.
Her TV Credits
include the Helen Reddy Show, Cher Show, Carol Burnett, Flip Wilson, Mike Douglas, Dinah Shore, Sesame Street, Solid Gold, Rock Concert, The Tonight Show, Midnight Special, Merve Griffin, Mac Davis, Andy Williams and more…
Along with her sisters
she has movie credits in Car Wash, Beverly Hills Cop, When We Were Kings, Working Girl, Heavenly Bodies, and Studio 54.
The girls then signed a new deal with R.C.A (Planet Records). Bonnie always loved to write songs and whilst there she penned “I’m So Excited” which became a huge success for the Pointer Sisters. Included, on the albums that followed were, “Jump”, “Fire”, “Slow Hand”, “Neutron Dance” and “He’s So Shy”.
Later after moving to Motown Records
Bonnie emerged as a strong solo artist with the release of “Free From My Freedom”, “Heaven Must Have Sent You” and “I Can’t Help Myself” (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch), all going to Number One and resulting in platinum sales and Billboard & American Music Awards as a solo performer and with the Pointer Sisters.
Some prestigious performances include the San Francisco Opera House, The White House, The Willie Nelson Picnics and the Grand Ole Op’ry. She also has a star on Hollywood’s walk of fame.
Bonnie is currently in the studio completing her new solo album to be released later this year. The album contains new material written by Bonnie as well as some rewritten covers. This album promises to keep Bonnie’s reputation of a classic, soulful and “keep the party jumpin” DIVA.