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Donna Summer dead at 63
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Posted on 05/17/2012 10:02:09 AM PDT by rockabyebaby

May 17, 2012 12:35 PM

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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.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: disco; discoqueen; donnasummer; lastdance; sourcetitlenoturl

1 posted on 05/17/2012 10:02:13 AM PDT by rockabyebaby
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To: rockabyebaby

Wow...RIP Donna.


2 posted on 05/17/2012 10:10:21 AM PDT by freebird5850 (Just don't have a tagline today. This administration makes me quite sad.)
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To: rockabyebaby

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.


3 posted on 05/17/2012 10:20:37 AM PDT by Joshua Marcus
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To: rockabyebaby

The last dance....


4 posted on 05/17/2012 10:22:39 AM PDT by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks!)
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To: rockabyebaby

She worked hard for the money.


5 posted on 05/17/2012 10:40:52 AM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: jmacusa
She worked hard for the money.

And she didn't blow it, like Whitney.

6 posted on 05/17/2012 10:42:10 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: rockabyebaby

Before she cleaned up her act, she did one of the naughtiest, but non-graphic songs ever, the original Love To Love You Baby, which runs almost 17 minutes.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5AztWseIdU&t=0m14s

This was extremely popular among US Army Special Forces, for one.


7 posted on 05/17/2012 10:58:38 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: rockabyebaby

She’s a local girl, I know the neighborhood where she grew up. She used to go back often, just a regular girl going to the pizza shop, etc. she never made a big fuss of herself, was always cordial to people in the street, signed autographs, talked with people, never let fame go to her head.


8 posted on 05/17/2012 11:01:46 AM PDT by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: rockabyebaby

I just saw this and am stunned. While I didn’t like disco much, I appreciated her talent.

I went to youtube, listened to “I Feel Love”, and had to stop it before I got teary.

Thank you, DS. Resquiat en pace.


9 posted on 05/17/2012 11:03:51 AM PDT by Don W (You can forget what you do for a living when your knees are in the breeze.)
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To: rockabyebaby

She had some great stuff (hot stuff baby!)

Just read where the suspect was lung cancer allegedly from post-911 contamination while in NYC. Wow, if true.


10 posted on 05/17/2012 11:09:58 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Fat, drunk and stupid = Dumb, dependent, and Democrat)
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To: Joshua Marcus
I play Last Dance 30 or 40 times a year at dance parties. Her work lives on with such as me.
11 posted on 05/17/2012 11:26:52 AM PDT by jimfree (In Nov 2012 my 11 y/o granddaughter will have more relevant executive experience than Barack Obama)
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To: jimfree

Rest in Peace, Donna!!


12 posted on 05/17/2012 11:31:49 AM PDT by Radagast the Fool ("Be Brave! Be Brave! Be Brave!" -"War Horse")
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To: rockabyebaby
Listenig to Donna Summer brings back fond memories from my youth--walking precincts for Bob Dornan, debating SALT II, whooping it up for Reagan at the RNC and hanging Jane Fonda in effigy.

Love to Love You, Baby (1975)

13 posted on 05/17/2012 11:33:05 AM PDT by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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To: rockabyebaby
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.

RIP Donna, as a kid and a 2 left footed waiter, after we were done for our shift, many a waitress taught me to dance to your music. Thank you for the fond memories...

14 posted on 05/17/2012 11:38:02 AM PDT by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: taildragger

That explains why the gays turned on her...notice that the gays adopted Cher as their icon from that era, instead of Donna. Which makes no sense really, unless Donna said something that ticked them off, or she wasn’t willing to be a “fag hag” for them.


15 posted on 05/17/2012 11:40:15 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: rockabyebaby

A lot of her early disco songs were overtly sexual but she became a Christian sometime in the early 80s and her later music took a more positive and uplifting nature.


16 posted on 05/17/2012 11:40:24 AM PDT by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: rockabyebaby; a fool in paradise

I just received a notice of this on Fakebook. Do I press the “LIKE” button?


17 posted on 05/17/2012 11:42:00 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: rockabyebaby

RIP


18 posted on 05/17/2012 11:51:52 AM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: rockabyebaby

I should’ve seen her down at Coney Island a year or two ago for the free summer concert. I don’t remember why I didn’t go. Probably some dumb reason. Ah, well.


19 posted on 05/17/2012 11:57:06 AM PDT by Tanniker Smith (I didn't know she was a liberal when I married her.)
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To: rockabyebaby

OMG! I just saw this on Fox site. Can’t believe this - she’s only a decade older than my “disco-queen” sister.

No matter how she felt about her “title”, I LOVE that stuff and every time 1 of hers plays (including on our own CDs) I yell, “It’s DONNNNNNAAA!!” It’s the soundtrack of my childhood.

Incidentally, recently read up on her and glad she had a little run-in with the homos. Too bad for them. I never knew about that until this year. That and these articles dredging that up shows how only now is it “important” what homos think. I never heard such a thing decades ago. But now, we HAVE to stick it in there like it’s some caveat about her.

So sad for her and her family. God bless.


20 posted on 05/17/2012 12:18:52 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: taildragger

“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.


21 posted on 05/17/2012 12:22:27 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: taildragger

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.


22 posted on 05/17/2012 12:25:50 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

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.


23 posted on 05/17/2012 1:36:24 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or tyranny)
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To: Joshua Marcus

“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.


24 posted on 05/17/2012 3:59:14 PM PDT by Psalm 144 ("I think we ought to listen to Alinsky." - Gov. G. Romney (R), father of Bishop Willard M Romney)
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To: tflabo

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!


25 posted on 05/17/2012 4:11:21 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: rockabyebaby
Sad to hear of Donna Summer's passing. It was perhaps a misfortune that she became a star at the height of the disco craze because I believe her sheer talent would have ensured her of a long string of hits had she not been lumped in with the disco movement.

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.


26 posted on 05/17/2012 4:35:33 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: SamAdams76

I figure the same media that lionized the drug addict Whitney Houston after her passing...will only focus on Donna’s “intolerance” of sodomites.


27 posted on 05/17/2012 4:39:20 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SamAdams76

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.


28 posted on 05/17/2012 4:42:57 PM PDT by Braak (The US Military, the real arms inspectors!)
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To: rockabyebaby

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.

RIP.


29 posted on 05/17/2012 11:10:29 PM PDT by married21 (As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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