Anyone who gasped when they heard the news or fought back a few tears must remember the disco era. Shaking it all to Donna Summer singing ‘Bad Girls’ was standard party procedure at disco clubs around the world back in the day.
Today, May 17, 2012 the Queen of Disco leaves an ache in the hearts of so many fans who have embedded lifelong memories and unforgettable experiences in their hearts as they listened to her songs and music.
Born December 31,1948 as LaDonna Adrian Gaines, she used Donna Summer as her name to deliver dance music with such an exciting sound; it was sassy American Soul mixed with European Style that made her the worldwide Queen of Disco.
She wrote provocative lyrics for the time, like’Dim all the lights, sweet darlin’ cause tonight it’s all the way…’ She went from a gospel singer to a sex symbol but never bought into her own press. Donna Summer kept her head about her.
She used her ample feminine attributes as she gyrated to the sensual song, ’Love To Love You, Baby’ but Donna Summer was no tramp. She knew what she was doing. Take a look at this video tribute:
Before Kim Kardashian’s curvaceous derriere, there was Donna Summer‘s voluptuous behind . This singer did not make the headlines for sex tapes or drug use (although there are stories of some European guy offering a large amount of money to ’touch it and see if it is real’ ) she kept her wits and used attributes and her real talent to impact an entire generation.
Her music will last forever. It’s worth a visit to the website below to hear her voice again and learn a little more about this true American music icon, Donna Summer.
She will never be forgotten. Expect GLEE to do a Donna Summer Special. It has little to do with race relations in Denver other than to say anyone can appreciate that Donna Summer never let race be an excuse or a reason not to give the world her very best.