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    I just read Anita Pointer's autobiography, and...

    I just read Anita Pointer's autobiography, and Ruth Pointer's as well, and they did all their own backing vocals. Their ability to instantly work out their background harmonies amazed their...
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    Motony--Yes the Starlets recorded Junkman first,...

    Motony--Yes the Starlets recorded Junkman first, but it was credited to Patti Labelle and "her Bluebelles." There was a lawsuit over this, but it is not known if the lead vocal was erased and...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMqrpoKTLI4

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMqrpoKTLI4
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    June is gone and Bonnie magically re-appears,...

    June is gone and Bonnie magically re-appears, wanting to be part of the burial plans. Ruth and Anita wanted to cremate the body but Bonnie felt that would be resigning June to hell. Then Bonnie...
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    Okay I'll admit it--I have tears in my eyes. June...

    Okay I'll admit it--I have tears in my eyes. June is dying. She had a stroke, then a heart attack, and then, while she was in the hospital, the doctors found that cancer had basically spread all over...
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    I called them the Pointless Sisters

    I called them the Pointless Sisters
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    Oh trust me, I believe you. after what I've...

    Oh trust me, I believe you. after what I've already read in these two books, That's nothing, really. I'm surprised neither Pointer put that in their books--I mean it's kind of funny and not really...
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    That really happened? That isn't mentioned in...

    That really happened? That isn't mentioned in either book--I wonder why? LOL
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    Okay so two paragraphs later Ruthie said that...

    Okay so two paragraphs later Ruthie said that June missed a bunch of performance "due to her injury." Uhhh what injury? She must be talking about a broken nose but I'm not sure.I mean who got the...
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    Really? She gushes about him in the book! ...

    Really? She gushes about him in the book!

    Anyway, At a Christmas party at June's house, Bonnie showed up with her crazy husband Jeffrey Bowen.At this point June and Bonnie formed a sort of...
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    So the Pointers move over to Motown, but two...

    So the Pointers move over to Motown, but two years after Berry left. Ruth says the one record they did for Motown, Right Rhythm, was so depressingly average that today she can't recall a single song...
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    Ruth is on husband #5 at this point and he is a...

    Ruth is on husband #5 at this point and he is a winner. Apparently Miss Ruth got her chit together for the most part, so I say all's well that ends well.
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    Serious Slammin' was the group's final LP for...

    Serious Slammin' was the group's final LP for RCA, and their last with Richard Perry. Ruth said he was going for a harder funk sound like what Cameo was doing and although she understood the...
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    I am now at 1988 in Ruth's book. Everything is...

    I am now at 1988 in Ruth's book. Everything is falling apart. Ruth said that the Pointers' high point was Breakout, and it was, but going forward after that huge success was scary. She even wonders...
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    Glenco This thread is me reviewing both Ruth and...

    Glenco This thread is me reviewing both Ruth and Anita's books [[[[I read both back-to-back) and yeah Ruth's book is much more candid. That girl is a free spirit.
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    Yeah I guess!!

    Yeah I guess!!
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    Ruth finally gets clean. She says she's been...

    Ruth finally gets clean. She says she's been sober for thirty years! Yay!
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    Thank you, Peace. You can get the book on Kindle...

    Thank you, Peace. You can get the book on Kindle for $9.00 [[Amazon). Anyway, Ruth gets Meningitis and winds up almost dead in the hospital--and she had to stay for weeks so she finally sobered up....
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    Sorry I got so mad yesterday but honestly I could...

    Sorry I got so mad yesterday but honestly I could not believe what I was reading. I try not to be judgemental, I really do, but some of this is just too much. I had no inkling, when starting this...
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    Okay I'm done with this book. What I just read is...

    Okay I'm done with this book. What I just read is so disgusting, so repulsive, that I have to stop. I was not put on this earth to judge anybody but what I just read was so vile that I'm done. There...
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    at about 41 minutes, they do Lay It On The Line,...

    at about 41 minutes, they do Lay It On The Line, probably my favorite PS song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqTMdZOwFlc
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    Yay! Finally some props for the Pointers' smoking...

    Yay! Finally some props for the Pointers' smoking album Priority!!! Richard Perry gushes about the album, saying the "musicianship was incomparable. I enjoy those tracks as much as anything I've done...
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    Oh man, this is so sad. Papa started losing his...

    Oh man, this is so sad. Papa started losing his eye sight and hit a girl while he was driving somewhere, and he killed her. After that, he couldn't drive anymore so other people had to take him...
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    Fire: It's amazing how two people in a group can...

    Fire: It's amazing how two people in a group can have very different versions of the story behind a song. I already posted Anita's version. Ruth says Bruce Springsteen originally wrote the song for...
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    Ruth becomes so down and out that she had to take...

    Ruth becomes so down and out that she had to take anonymous, small backing gigs just to get by. One of those were Rick James, whom she sang for on a song called Little Runaway. This was before his...
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