Donna Summer (1948 – 2012) RIP : Love to Love You Baby


Known as the “Queen of Disco,” Donna Summer was born LaDonna Adrian Gaines in Boston, Mass., in 1948, as one of seven children. She was raised on gospel music and became the soloist in her church choir by age 10.

The five-time Grammy winner rose to fame in the 1970s, scoring hits with “Last Dance,” “Hot Stuff” and “Bad Girls.” She co-wrote the single “Love to Love You Baby” in 1975, and went on to co-write several other hits, including “She Works Hard for Her Money.”       

“Love to Love You Baby” was her U.S. chart debut and the first of 19 No. 1 dance hits between 1975 and 2008 – second only to Madonna.

During the disco era, she burned up the charts: She was the only artist to have three consecutive double-LPs hit No. 1, “Live and More,” “Bad Girls” and “On the Radio.” She was also the first female artist with four No. 1 singles in a 13-month period, according to the Rock Hall of Fame, where she was a nominee this year.

Donna Summer’s music dominated the discos and minds of Guyanese in the 70’s and 80’s and is still able to lift the tempo and spirits of many.

Her passing today, by cancer, marks an era of time that will continue to live on through the great music produced by Donna Summer and so many others. She would sadly be missed.

Donna Summer Last Dance  –

This video shows Classic Donna in 1978 Concert singing Last Dance.

If interested, here are some more songs by Donna Summer


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  • needybad4u  On May 18, 2012 at 2:36 am

    In MUSIC …only the good die young ? Salutation and grand farewell to DS.
    ~Leonard Dabydeen

  • Dmitri Allicock  On May 17, 2013 at 10:40 am

    Donna Summer remembered one year after!

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