They’re the answer to two unique trivia questions.
1-What was the song that set Casey Kasem off…and pushed hin to a fit of anger during a Long Distance Dedication…that led to the infamous dead dog tape?
Answer: “Dare Me” by the Pointer Sisters.
For the uninformed, the dead dog tape was an outtake that was supposed to have been destroyed…but wasn’t. To hear that outtake, just go into You Tube and do a search for “Casey Kasem Dead Dog Tape.” It’s definitely for mature audiences.
2-What was the first black group to land a top 40 Country chart hit in 1974?
Asnwer: “Fairytale” by the Pointer Sisters…
Ruth Pointer of the Pointer Sisters turns 71 Sunday. They rose to fame even though their parents had to tone down their church singing style while they were growing up. Let’s just say the girls liked to “improvise” religious songs, so much so that they had to be lectured about singing the so-called “devil’s music."
Oh, somebody else sang “Fairytale”…
Meanwhile, the Pointer Sisters had over two dozen pop hits from 1973-87, including seven top 10’s. They never had a #1 hit but scored two #2’s, including this one from 1979. It was a song Bruce Springsteen wrote..
“Do Ya Think I’m Sexy” by Rod Stewart kept “Fire” out of #1 in 1979.
Two years later, the Pointer Sisters had this #2 that was kept out of #1 by “Endless Love” (Diana Ross/Lionel Richie)…
For much more on the Pointer Sisters…
TOMORROW: IT WAS ORIGINALLY RECORDED BY THE ARROWS
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