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.
The last dance....
She worked hard for the money.
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.
This was extremely popular among US Army Special Forces, for one.
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.
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.
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.
Love to Love You, Baby (1975)
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...
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.
I just received a notice of this on Fakebook. Do I press the “LIKE” button?
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.
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.
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 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.