I haven’t thought of Donna Summer in several decades. She passed away from cancer at the age of 63. Damn, musicians are dropping like flies these days.
I always hated that Germanic Robo-Disco sound that Donna Summer started out with. But she had some dynamite radio hits after that period, especially “On The Radio,” “Hot Stuff” and “She Works Hard For the Money.”
Donna Summer was nominated in 2010 — but not chosen — for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Household names whose music was influenced by Donna Summer include Michael Jackson, Beyonce, Madonna and Rihanna.
You can hear some of Donna Summer’s hits here. (Interesting version of MacArthur Park.)
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