R.I.P. June Pointer

I have a vivid memory of this, but I bet StereoDad and StereoSis have no recollection. When I was around six, dad offered to buy me and my sister a 7″ of our choice with the promise he’d bring ‘em home from work the following night. I requested “Jump”; my sister: “Solid (As A Rock).” I was expecting Van Halen, but was presented instead with with the Pointer Sisters’ hit of the same name. Disappointing. But I probably played the shit out of it.

June Pointer, the youngest of the four siblings died of cancer today.

In her honor MP3 blog Spark*Pop presents five of the R&B hitmakers’ most famous tunes. Elsewhere Lil’ Mike has an in-depth profile and even more MP3s.

Stereogum’s guessing you’ll delete those by week end, so here’s a rad cover in case you missed it last time we posted.
Le Tigre – “I’m So Excited” (MP3 Link Expired)

Oh, and as for David Lee Roth? He’s apparently a “dead man talking.”