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Report: Donna Summer Dead at 63
The Atlantic Wire ^ | May 17, 2012 | Alexander Abad-Santos

Posted on 05/17/2012 8:55:08 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement

TMZ is reporting that Donna Summer has passed away in Florida this morning. She was reportedly battling cancer.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: disco; donnasummer; summer

1 posted on 05/17/2012 8:55:16 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

Yeah just heard it on the radio,battling cancer dead at 63...RIP....


2 posted on 05/17/2012 8:56:39 AM PDT by GSP.FAN (Some days, it's not even worth chewing through the restraints.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

RIP. She was a New Year’s Eve baby.


3 posted on 05/17/2012 8:58:39 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: GSP.FAN

Ouch. Scares heck outta ME. I’m a surviving musician and three years older than her. RIP Donna.


4 posted on 05/17/2012 8:58:58 AM PDT by EggsAckley ( There's an Ethiopian in the fuel supply ! ! ..)
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To: ConservativeStatement

That lady could sing ... still listen to her music from time to time.

Why is it, that today it seems like most women “yell” instead of sing? I fail to see any artistic or emotional motivation when I hear a woman “yelling” herself hoarse into a microphone.


5 posted on 05/17/2012 8:59:27 AM PDT by Hodar ( Who needs laws; when this FEELS so right?)
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To: EggsAckley

I know what you mean...grew up during the disco era could not escape her music it was everywhere...


6 posted on 05/17/2012 9:02:24 AM PDT by GSP.FAN (Some days, it's not even worth chewing through the restraints.)
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To: ConservativeStatement; All

My favorite Donna Summers song: Last Dance

What’s yours


7 posted on 05/17/2012 9:02:37 AM PDT by AmonAmarth (Wherever you go...There you are)
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To: ConservativeStatement

A beautiful woman who very much loved Jesus. She became a professing Christian after her musical career afterwhich it was reported that she would no longer perform some of her more lurid songs.


8 posted on 05/17/2012 9:03:00 AM PDT by Obadiah (2008: Hope & Change -- 2012: Fear & Retribution)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Just played through all of her top hits. She left some classics ~


9 posted on 05/17/2012 9:05:07 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: AmonAmarth
I wasn't into the disco scene when it was at its height of popularity but I thought she did a good job on the cover version “MacArthur Park.”
10 posted on 05/17/2012 9:05:52 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: ConservativeStatement
Thats a surprise. RIP Ms Summer.

Time's aflyin'.

11 posted on 05/17/2012 9:06:56 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: ConservativeStatement

yea, very well done. Talented Lady.


12 posted on 05/17/2012 9:08:31 AM PDT by AmonAmarth (Wherever you go...There you are)
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To: ConservativeStatement
I wasn't into the disco scene when it was at its height of popularity but I thought she did a good job on the cover version “MacArthur Park.”

I put a CD with the original "MacArthur Park" in my car CD player, and said to my son "here's a song I used to be obsessed with when I was in high school."

I hit "Play," and in two seconds his eyes lit up. "Dumbledore!" he exclaimed.

13 posted on 05/17/2012 9:10:34 AM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Smart lady, made her money and got out.


14 posted on 05/17/2012 9:12:03 AM PDT by ct_libertarian (W.W.J.G.D? What would John Galt do?)
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To: ConservativeStatement
RIP

Man, seems musicians are dropping like flies lately.

15 posted on 05/17/2012 9:14:39 AM PDT by Drill Thrawl (The United States of America, a banana republic since 1913)
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To: ct_libertarian
Smart lady, made her money and got out.

Apparently, she didn't to hang around to the point where her only remaining fans were the gays, like Cher. I remember back when they were boycotting her because of some perceived anti-gay remarks she made.

16 posted on 05/17/2012 9:17:27 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: ConservativeStatement

I’ll never forget hearing her sing, “Love To Love You Baby” on WLS while delivering the Bloomington Pantagraph in the snow and ice during the early morning hours on my bicycle.

I met her once when she lived in Hendersonville, TN. She was visiting her daughter, who lived a couple of doors down. She was a very elegant lady.


17 posted on 05/17/2012 10:11:38 AM PDT by TennTuxedo
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To: TennTuxedo
I’ll never forget hearing her sing, “Love To Love You Baby” on WLS while delivering the Bloomington Pantagraph in the snow and ice during the early morning hours on my bicycle.

If I heard that song for the first time, I would have fallen off my bike.

18 posted on 05/17/2012 10:13:27 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: ConservativeStatement; a fool in paradise

She should be dancing, yeah, and getting down tonight!


19 posted on 05/17/2012 11:10:10 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: ConservativeStatement
Pay no attention, folks, DISCO LIVES!


20 posted on 05/17/2012 11:12:04 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Talented lady. RIP.


21 posted on 05/17/2012 12:28:48 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Much better than the original! Yikes! I hate that song.

I never knew Donna had covered “MacArthur Park”. I don’t remember hearing it as a child. But since I knew well the original, I thought “oh God, it must be awful; how could she do that?” Finally heard it a few years ago. At least she and disco made it tolerable.


22 posted on 05/17/2012 4:05:01 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I loved her music. Even some disco haters I knew liked her music. RIP.


23 posted on 05/17/2012 6:20:57 PM PDT by TwelveOfTwenty (With choices like Palin, Cain, and Bachmann, what could go wrong? Now we know.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I loved her music. Even some disco haters I knew liked her music. RIP.


24 posted on 05/17/2012 6:21:19 PM PDT by TwelveOfTwenty (With choices like Palin, Cain, and Bachmann, what could go wrong? Now we know.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

RIP Donna. Thanks for the music


25 posted on 05/17/2012 6:37:53 PM PDT by xp38
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To: ConservativeStatement
Damn. I'm just finding out now.

That sucks.

26 posted on 11/14/2014 8:10:20 PM PST by SamAdams76
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To: ConservativeStatement

Thanks for the memories, Donna. RIP.


27 posted on 11/14/2014 8:13:17 PM PST by windsorknot
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Lung cancer although she did not smoke. She said that the toxic air after 9/11 gave her cancer.


28 posted on 11/14/2014 8:13:27 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: ConservativeStatement

RIP Donna Summer

Thanks for your music.


29 posted on 11/14/2014 8:19:59 PM PST by eyedigress (e(!zOld storm chaser from the west)/?s)
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To: eyedigress

I did a double-take when someone just pinged me to this. Miss Summer died 2 1/2 years ago.


30 posted on 11/14/2014 8:23:23 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: AmonAmarth

“Thank God It’s Friday”, a movie that rivals “Godfather”.

She was great in that.


31 posted on 11/14/2014 8:30:43 PM PST by Rome2000 (SMASH THE CPUSA)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Well, I guess she’s still dead.


32 posted on 11/14/2014 8:35:05 PM PST by right way right (America has embraced the suck of Freedumb.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; ConservativeStatement

Oh good grief.

May 17, 2012

I hope your resting in peace anyway Donna.


33 posted on 11/14/2014 8:38:28 PM PST by eyedigress (e(!zOld storm chaser from the west)/?s)
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To: SamAdams76

You are the culprit.

Nut


34 posted on 11/14/2014 8:41:49 PM PST by eyedigress (e(!zOld storm chaser from the west)/?s)
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To: Rome2000
“Thank God It’s Friday”, a movie that rivals “Godfather”.


35 posted on 11/14/2014 8:50:38 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: eyedigress; right way right
But her music still lives !


36 posted on 11/14/2014 8:52:02 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
Bad Girls
37 posted on 11/14/2014 8:56:05 PM PST by eyedigress (e(!zOld storm chaser from the west)/?s)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; right way right
One more just to show she had a good talent.


Last Dance


If she wants to sing to FR lets let it be so.

38 posted on 11/14/2014 9:03:05 PM PST by eyedigress (e(!zOld storm chaser from the west)/?s)
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To: eyedigress

Nice tribute. Thanks. ;-D


39 posted on 11/14/2014 9:22:51 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

She was my generation. She had class.

She could sing.


40 posted on 11/14/2014 9:38:13 PM PST by eyedigress (e(!zOld storm chaser from the west)/?s)
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To: eyedigress

Yup. I was a kid in those days, but the songs got heavy play so I heard ‘em a lot. Disco was great and harmless fun. Contrast with the utter garbage today, it’s just sad. :-(


41 posted on 11/14/2014 9:47:04 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

I actually enjoyed going back and linking these songs.

We all had fun back then. I miss those times as well.

Opryland in 1973 was the best.


42 posted on 11/14/2014 9:51:48 PM PST by eyedigress (e(!zOld storm chaser from the west)/?s)
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To: eyedigress

Donna had a great Christmas album come out around 1995, Christmas Spirit. Still one of my favorite Christmas albums of all time.


43 posted on 11/15/2014 8:47:52 AM PST by SamAdams76
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