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The woman who would become known as the Queen of Disco, Donna Summer, was born in Massachusetts in 1948. She began her life in the spotlight as a backing singer for 1970s trio Three Dog Night, releasing her first solo album in 1974. Her first US chart success came in 1975 with Love To Love You Baby, which raised eyebrows with its erotic lyrics and sultry vocals. She went on to become one of the defining voices of the era with a string of hits including I Feel Love, Last Dance, Bad Girls and She Works Hard For The Money. Skyscraping blend Music critic Garry Mulholland described her voice in her 1977 song I Feel Love as a "skyscraping blend of American gospel and light opera". "On the radio, I Feel Loves insistent ethereality smothered the orchestral funk of US disco and stood out so completely you found yourself riveted by its awe and its glowing ache. On the dance floor, the effect was even more profound," he wrote in his book This Is Uncool. She notched up a stack of awards during her long career, and had 19 No 1 US chart hits between 1975-2008. She had five Grammys to her name and was also the first artist to have three consecutive double albums reach number one in the US charts. Unlike many disco stars, Summer was able to move beyond it and develop a more pop-rock sound. Her style and her music shaped the dance music that was to follow and influenced David Bowie as well as bands like Duran Duran. Donna Summer won many awards, including three at the American Music Awards in 1979 The Rolling Stone lists I Feel Love as one of the top 500 singles of all time. "Its impact on dance music is incalculable. When Brian Eno first listened to this, he told David Bowie, Ive heard the sound of the future. Thanks to Giorgio Moroders throbbing Moog synthesisers and Summers epic vocals, I Feel Love claimed tomorrow in the name of disco." It all began when she stood up in church one Sunday in Boston and began to sing, reducing her father to tears. "I
Queen of Disco Donna Summer thought she became ill after inhaling 9/11 particles - Telegraph
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Donna Summer, Queen of Disco, dies at 63: hits included Last Dance,Bad Girls - The Washington Post
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Donna Summers Best Songs | Music News | Rolling Stone
Donna Summer, who died today from cancer at the age of 63, was more than one of the disco eras most successful artists. She earned a string of hits throughout the Seventies and Eighties with her innovative songwriting and powerful, sensual voice that has influenced dance music for decades. From the rough-and-tumble of "Bad Girls" to the triumphant anthem (and wedding favorite) "Last Dance," and many moving ballads in between, Summer helped define the magic of the dance floor all over the world. Here is a playlist of 16 of our favorite musical moments from the Queen of Disco.
Donna Summers biggest YouTube hits - Post User Polls - The Washington Post
President Obama Remembers Donna Summer: "Her Voice Was Unforgettable" - E! Online
R.I.P. to the Queen of Disco, Donna Summer.
Its nice to see Donna Summer tweets in my feed from mostly people who actually like Donna Summer. A Twitter rarity. (R.I.P., lady.)
A true diva in Disco has left us... Donna Summer - <a href="http://t.co/UeEs9BOB" target="_blank" class="bookDescLink fcblue">http://t.co/UeEs9BOB</a> -ask your mom about Donna... shes everywhere.. R.I.P. Donna
R.I.P To The Queen of Disco Soul Donna Summer!!! One of my 1st boy crushes.
R.I.P. Donna Summer :(
Donna Summer Dead Singer - YouTube
Donna Summer known as the queen of disco dies this morning. She passed away after a battle with cancer.
Donna Summer - This Time I Know It
Donna Summer - This Time I Know Its For Real (Extended Version) (1989)
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Barbra Streisand / Donna Summer - No More Tears (Enough is Enough) (Extended Version) - YouTube
I seriously used to love this video. R.I.P. Donna Summer #work #sacrifice #hustle
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BBC News - Obituary: Donna Summer - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-18108052
Queen of Disco Donna Summer thought she became ill after inhaling 9/11 particles - Telegraph - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/celebritynews/9273396/Queen-of-Disco-Donna-Summer-thought-she-became-ill-after-inhaling-911-particles.html
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Donna Summer, Queen of Disco, dies at 63: hits included Last Dance,Bad Girls - The Washington Post - http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/donna-summer-queen-of-disco-dies-at-63-hits-included-last-dance-bad-girls/2012/05/17/gIQAi1I8WU_story.html
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Donna Summers Best Songs | Music News | Rolling Stone - http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/donna-summers-best-songs-20120517
Donna Summers biggest YouTube hits - Post User Polls - The Washington Post - http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-user-polls/post/donna-summers-biggest-youtube-hits/2012/05/17/gIQA2fMUWU_blog.html
President Obama Remembers Donna Summer: "Her Voice Was Unforgettable" - E! Online - http://www.eonline.com/news/president_obama_remembers_donna_summer/317172