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The Pointer Sisters
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8/29/15 BILLINGS GAZETTE: Pointer Sisters bring the excitement to Billings Classic.
"Dozens of audience members stood up to shimmy as soon as they heard the opening chords of The Pointer Sisters' hit song "He's So Shy". Some never sat back down". Read full article HERE, with photos!
Elvis Presley's last album "Today" has been reissued. It includes a cover of The Pointer Sisters' hit "Fairytale", written by Anita Pointer and Bonnie Pointer. The reissue includes take 1, 2 and the final version. Elvis loved the song so much, he called it "the story of my life". After recording it, he included it in all of his live shows.
Due to the success of the song, The Pointer Sisters won their first Grammy award for Best Duo or Group in 1975. Anita and Bonnie were also nominated for songwriters of the year.
The group was also invited to perform the song at the Grande Ole Opry, making The Pointer Sisters the first black female group to ever perform at the Opry.
On July 4, 1995 The Pointer Sisters performed with the Boston Pops, with Keith Lockhart as conductor. The performance was televised nationally and the broadcast won a Cable Ace Award. Five song set: "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy", "Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree", "I'm So Excited", "Neutron Dance" and "Jump (for my love)." Happy 4th and Happy 20th Anniversary to Keith Lockhart! In this article Ruth recalls meeting Keith for the first time.