Wednesday, April 12, 2006

JUNE POINTER

MIT would like to take the point -- he's quick on the draw when it comes to the dead -- but in this case, the point goes to younger brother Richard, who caught the news blurb about an hour before MIT.

From the wires, the death of June Pointer, youngest of the Pointer Sisters:
Pointer, 52, died Tuesday at Santa Monica University of California, Los Angeles, Medical Center, the family said in a statement. She had been hospitalized since late February. The type of cancer wasn't disclosed.

She died "in the arms of her sisters, Ruth and Anita and her brothers, Aaron and Fritz, by her side," the statement said. "Although her sister, Bonnie, was unable to be present, she was with her in spirit."

The four sisters grew up singing in the choir of an Oakland church where their parents were ministers. Bonnie and June formed a singing duo and began performing in clubs around the San Francisco Bay area. Anita and Ruth later joined the group, which sang backup for artists such as Taj Mahal, Boz Scaggs and Elvin Bishop.
"I'm So Excited" and "Slow Hand" were two big hits for the Pointer Sisters. Oh, and let's not forget "Jump (For My Love)."

Sorry, MIT.

1 comment:

John Stone said...

And .. the Rev. Sloan Coffin died yesterday. 81

To people in my generation he is some sort of mythic figure. And of course immortalized in Doonsbury, as the Rev Sloan. (although Trudeau also combined another person in the character)