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June Pointer of Pointer Sisters Dies at 52
June Pointer of the Pointer Sisters died Tuesday (April 11) at a Los Angeles hospital following a battle with cancer. She was 52. The Pointer Sisters were best known for their pop hits from the '70s and '80s, including "I'm So Excited," "Fire" and "Slow Hand," but their steel guitar-drenched recording of "Fairytale" won a Grammy in 1974 for best country vocal performance by a group. The single reached No. 37 on Billboard's country singles chart. June Pointer's older sister, Anita, scored a No. 2 country hit in 1986 for "Too Many Times," a duet with Earl Thomas Conley.
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