Pittsburg, CA, United States
Her first band was a family funk/soul group called Unity, with Rosie on organ, her brother Carl on bass guitar, her cousin Lacy on guitar, sister-in-law Dianne on background vocals and her sister Mal on drums. Rosie also played in a band called The Oasis and A Touch of Class before joining The Curtis Ohlson Band (with Levi Seacer, Jr. on guitar). Levi called Rosie one day and asked her to come to Minneapolis to sing a demo of a song for The Pointer Sisters. With Prince While she was doing the demo, Prince came in the studio, was taken aback at her abilities and asked her to join his band The New Power Generation.