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Posted on 05/17/2012 10:02:09 AM PDT by rockabyebaby
May 17, 2012 12:35 PM
Donna Summer dead at 63
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Donna Summer performs during the David Foster and Friends concert at the Mandalay Bay Events Center Oct. 1, 2011, in Las Vegas. (Credit: Getty) (CBS News) Disco queen Donna Summer has died, a family spokesperson told the Associated Press. She was 63.
Her family released a statement Thursday saying Summer had died and that they "are at peace celebrating her extraordinary life and her continued legacy."'
TMZ first reported the news, noting Summer had died in Florida on Thursday after a long battle with cancer. Insiders told TMZ she was recently working on music for a new album.
Known as the "Queen of Disco," Summer was born in Boston, Mass. in 1948, as one of seven children.
The five-time Grammy winner rose to fame in the 1970s, scoring hits with "Last Dance," "Hot Stuff" and "Bad Girls."
She co-wrote the single "Love to Love You Baby" in 1975, and went on to co-write several other hits, including "She Works Hard For Her Money."
Summer appeared in the 1978 film, "Thank God It's Friday," which took home the best original song Oscar for "Last Dance."
Summer married Brooklyn Dreams vocalist Bruce Sudano in 1980. She is survived by her husband, three daughters and four grandchildren.
“Rush just said that he met her on a plane once, she came to see him to tell him she was one of us...Who knew she was a closet Conservative.”
That’s good to read. And not too surprising. Her being a preacher’s daughter, someone who truly did work hard for her money, and someone who didn’t feel the need to spew left wing political spiel in the press, this doesn’t surprise me in the least.
Wow, cool, if true. I can believe it though. Know why?
She didn’t go making political statements in public as all these hacks that feel carte blanche.
If you’re a conservative entertainer - it’s always “in the closet”. Otherwise you’re crucified and get no work.
RIP Donna but I hated that song “Love to love you baby’
How did that annoyance to the ears ever become a hit? Would have made the grade as grunting background music for a porn scene. No joke.
“I loved her singing, and the music was mostly positive and uplifting. God bless you Donna, You were an icon for the era. And if there are any haters out there, please keep it to yourselves, PLEASE.”
This post bears repeating. Good bye for now, Donna Summer.
LOL, I agree, basically.
I sort of like the music (though the long version - no thanks), but the THEME is my problem. Don’t need all this sexy stuff in mainstream. Now it’s completely out of control, a`la “Idiocracy”.
Luckily, as a child I was isolated from that risque stuff; I guess our radio stations were more conservative then and wouldn’t play it as it’s been noted some didn’t. I knew all the other following hits, though!
Donna became a born-again Christian and continued to make good music well into the 2000s. In 1994, Donna recorded what is one of my favorite Christmas albums of all time - Christmas Spirit. Not even a hint of her disco roots. Her vocal performance on this album is right up there with Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey in their prime.
I know it is out of season but I highly recommend you bookmark this album for download when Christmas comes around again. You will not be disappointed.
I figure the same media that lionized the drug addict Whitney Houston after her passing...will only focus on Donna’s “intolerance” of sodomites.
I remember being the first music I listened to as a youngster in the early 80s, what did I know, I was 6 years old and I liked the upbeat tempo more than the lyrics. Rest in Peace Donna.
I remember having to dance to her version of ‘MacArthur Park’ in high school dance class. So, at the news, my first thought was that “someone left her cake out in the rain.” Confusing song, but she did have a remarkable voice.
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