“THEY KNEW HOW TO HAVE FUN TOGETHER,” SAYS photographer Norman Seeff, remembering his high-energy 1982 session for the Pointer Sisters’ So Excited! album (the final cover shot featured Anita, June and Ruth, from left). “I had them dance and perform four or five songs. They were lively and vibrant and a joy to work with.” Seeff recalls that youngest sister June needed some encouragement from her siblings. “She was hypersensitive,” he says. “At one point she wanted to stop. But I told her, in a loving way, ‘Come on, don’t quit while you’re ahead.’ Ruth and Anita grabbed her playfully, encouraging her, and she started to giggle.” June died from cancer in 2006, but the sisters’ devotion to one another left a lasting impression on Seeff. “One of the older girls would often put her arms around the other two and pull them close,” he says. “They were nurturing and loving. They truly embodied the beauty of sisterhood.”


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