LAST DANCE : Legendary disco singer Donna Summer dies


LAST DANCE : Legendary disco singer Donna Summer dies
by Darius Kadivar

US singer Donna Summer, famous for disco hits including I Feel Love, Love To Love You Baby and Love's Unkind, has died at the age of 63.

Summer was one of disco's biggest stars and won five Grammy Awards 


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Disco singer Donna Summer dies (bbc)


US singer Donna Summer, famous for disco hits including I Feel Love, Love To Love You Baby and Love's Unkind, has died at the age of 63.

Summer was one of disco's biggest stars and won five Grammy Awards.

Her family said they were "at peace celebrating her extraordinary life and her continued legacy".

Summer's collaborations with producer Giorgio Moroder helped define the genre, as well as having a huge influence on synth pop and dance music.

Stars including Madonna, Kylie Minogue and David Bowie were among the acts who acknowledged her influence.

A statement from Summer's family said: "Early this morning, we lost Donna Summer Sudano, a woman of many gifts, the greatest being her faith.

"While we grieve her passing, we are at peace celebrating her extraordinary life and her continued legacy. Words truly can't express how much we appreciate your prayers and love for our family at this sensitive time."

Born LaDonna Andre Gaines, Summer grew up in Boston and started singing in her church's gospel choir.

She began her professional career on the stage and joined the cast of a German production of the musical Hair in the late 1960s, prompting her to move to the country.

Her first solo record came out in 1971 but it was her work with the Italian synthesiser pioneer Moroder that led to her breakthrough with Love to Love You Baby in 1975 - the first of 29 UK top 40 singles.


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by zztop on

loved music of Donna Summer.  In summer of 79 in Anchorage Alaska, we would walk into a disco at 9:30 PM when it was still light out and having danced and partied to music of Donna Summer if your negotiations took you out to the parking lot ar 3:00 in the morning it was already light out.  We never saw the dark of night.  Those were the days. Or should I say nights?  We all remember Denny;s.  Anyone remember Sambos?



by Faramarz on

IHOP was the very first restaurant that I went to back in the day and fell in love with pancakes and syrup immediately!

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a.o., are you too cool to

by hamsade ghadimi on

a.o., are you too cool to know who donna summer is or too cool to read about it for a minute before commenting?

faramarz, that was a vivid description of the scene way back when.  the bar (and many of the remaining people) sure looked much uglier when the lights were turned on.  if the negotiations at the bar were successful, then there were another set of negotiations at denny's (or ihop) which kind of reminds of the nuclear negotiations between iri and the west.


Last Dance, Last Chance for Romance Tonight

by Faramarz on


It is a little after 1 AM. The DJ at the disco had already called for the last drink. The cocktail waitresses are running around collecting the glasses and splitting the tips with the bartender. All the fun and exciting girls are either gone or are in the final stages of "negotiations" with the guys to either go to Denny's for some coffee and pancakes, or move the party to their place.

And you are standing there looking at what is left of the night wondering if you should have invested your time in some other girl.

Then the music comes on. It is Donna Summer's "Last Dance". Every body gets a second wind and looks at the new possibilities.

The music ends, the lights come on and the disco looks like just another big room in another building.

And you head home and think about the next night, and the next chance for romance!

Anonymous Observer

Who's Donna Summer?!!

by Anonymous Observer on

I think I've heard "She Works Hard for the Money" somewhere before.  A movie perhaps?

Anyway, I'm sure she was a good artist.  Wish her family the best.   

Esfand Aashena

Donna Summer my high school senior year fab!

by Esfand Aashena on

In 1978 - 1979 Donna Summer came out with her hit songs and rocked our world!  We were in red neck high school and many were rock and roll fans and not smitten by Disco like we were, city boys from Tehran!

So when her songs played on the radio we blasted the radio and danced like crazy.  Her songs; Hot Stuff and Bad Girls were so fresh and so much fun!  We couldn't dance to her songs in high school but sang them to ourselves and shaked our booties to her tunes in our heads!

I think Prince Chubby was probably fond of her as well.  They say she didn't like being called Queen of Disco, opposite of Michael Jackson or Aretha Franklin who didn't mind being called King of Pop and Queen of Soul.  She truly was Queen of Dicso and for my generation! 

She was about Googoosh's age.  Her legend will live on. 

Everything is sacred



by bambi on

Thanks for the blog . She was a great  singer with a sultry voice, and produced many nice songs.


It is really regrettable to see such nonsense, asinine back and forth exchanges between mamoor and mousa in so many blogs .  These non-contributory comments denigrate the blog, and eventually the site, given how frequently they seem to occur. 



commiserations ahmadinejad's mamoor joon.

by mousa67 on

i believe that she was an iconic figure for you.LOL