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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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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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