June Pointer

June Pointer-Whitmore

Also known as J. Pointer, June, Pointer
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.thepointersisters.com/

Discography of June Pointer:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Tight On Time (I'll Fit U In) 2 Audio 1989 Columbia
2 Ready For Some Action 2 Audio 1983 Planet Records (5)
3 June Pointer 10 Audio 1989 Columbia
4 Tight On Time (I'll Fit U In) 7 Audio 1989 Columbia
5 Baby Sister 9 Audio 1983
6 Tight On Time (I'll Fit U In) 8 Audio 1989 Columbia
7 Don't Mess With Bill 3 Audio 1983 Planet Records (5)
8 Ready For Some Action 2 Audio 1983
9 Ready For Some Action 2 Audio 1983 RCA
10 June Pointer 10 Audio 1989 Columbia
11 Ready For Some Action 2 Audio 1983 Planet Records (5)
12 June Pointer 10 Audio 1989 CBS
13 Tight On Time (I'll Fit U In) 7 Audio 1989 Columbia
14 Baby Sister 11 Audio 2010 Big Break Records
15 Ready For Some Action 2 Audio 1983 Planet Records (5)
16 Baby Sister 9 Audio 1983 Planet Records (5)
17 June Pointer 10 Audio 1989 Columbia
18 Don't Mess With Bill 4 Audio 1983 Planet Records (5)
19 Ready For Some Action 4 Audio 1983 Planet Records (5)
20 June Pointer 10 Audio 1989 CBS
21 Don't Mess With Bill 2 Audio 1983 Planet Records (5)
22 Ready For Some Action 2 Audio 1983 RCA
23 Don't Mess With Bill 2 Audio 1983 Planet Records (5)
24 Don't Mess With Bill 2 Audio 1983 Planet Records (5)
25 Ready For Some Action / Always 2 Audio 1983 Planet Records (5)
26 Baby Sister 9 Audio 1983 Not On Label


The youngest of the [a=Pointer Sisters]' original line-up, June was born on November 30, 1953 in Oakland, California.

Prior to the Pointer Sisters getting their start as a quartet in the early 70's, both June and elder sister Bonnie originally sang as a duo, calling themselves Pointers-A-Pair. June also stepped out on her own many times; her solo recording career debuted with the release of 1983's "Baby Sister" on Planet Records. The single "Ready for Some Action" reached the Top 30 on the R&B charts and "I'm Ready for Love," another song from the same album was a minor pop hit in the States. Both preceded the group's phenomenally successful album [r=297985] which would also come out later that year.

In 1986, the Pointers, with June on lead vocal, joined Bruce Willis for his cover of the classic "Respect Yourself," which featured the Sisters both on vinyl and in the video. The single climbed to #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was certified gold thanks in large part to the Sisters' vocal talents and specifically June's solo performance in the video, which itself became one of the biggest clips on MTV of the year.

June has also done other side projects while still remaining a member of the Pointer Sisters proper. In 1987 June recorded a duet with Dionne Warwick, "Heartbreak of Love," for Dionne's duets album, "Reservations for Two." June released her self-titled second solo album in 1989 and continued to tour live with sisters Anita and Ruth until 2001, when she decided to leave the group to pursue other interests.

Sadly, June Pointer, youngest of the Pointer siblings, died of cancer at UCLA Medical Center in Santa Monica on the 12th of April, 2006, at the age of 52.


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