The Pointer Sisters - Fire (TopPop)

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Pointer Sisters - Fire • TopPop

The Pointer Sisters are an American R&B female vocal group from Oakland, California, who achieved mainstream success during the 1970s and 1980s. Spanning over four decades, their repertoire has included such diverse genres as pop, disco, jazz, electronic music, bebop, blues, soul, funk, dance, country and rock. The Pointer Sisters have won three Grammy Awards and received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1994. The group had 13 US top 20 hits between 1973 and 1985.

Their version of "Fire", a song written by Bruce Springsteen that he had not released himself in 1977, had its highest profile as a 1978 single release by the Pointer Sisters.

Wikipedia about Springsteen's 'Fire': 'Despite his disinterest in releasing his own version of "Fire", Springsteen was reportedly upset when the Pointer Sisters version of the song reached #2 in February 1979: at that point Springsteen's most successful single remained "Born to Run" which had reached #23 in 1975, and the Pointer Sisters were the second act to score a smash hit with a Springsteen cover, Manfred Mann's Earth Band having taken "Blinded by the Light" to #1 in 1977. Its omission from the 1978 Darkness on the Edge of Town album notwithstanding, "Fire" was included in the set list of the Darkness Tour and has been a Springsteen concert staple since then.'

The Pointer Sisters 'Fire' was a no. 1 hit in Holland, Belgium, New Zealand, and South Africa. It reached #2 in the US Billboard Top 100 and #3 in the Canadian charts.

This video was recorded by TROS TV program Rock Planet, recorded on 10 March 1979

Broadcast date: 10 March 1979

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