Disco Queen Donna Summer Dies!

19 May

Like the king of pop and the queen of pop, Donna Summer, the queen of disco, bestowed a title fit for a musical royalty has died today from battling lung cancer.  She never embraced the title because she grew up on rock & roll. She once said, “I grew up on rock `n’ roll,” when explaining her reluctance to claim the title.

Even though disco boomed and lasted for just a decade before crashing in the 1970’s, Summer’s beautiful voice and face still was penetrating that genre of music. She sang hits like: “I Feel Love,” “Love to Love You Baby” and “Last Dance,” which incorporated the rock roots she loved. One of her biggest hits, “She Works Hard for the Money,” came in the early 1980s. The song had a lot of guitar instrumental as well as Summer’s booming voice.

Summer died of cancer Thursday morning in Naples, Fla., said her publicist Brian Edwards. Her family released a statement saying they “are at peace celebrating her extraordinary life and her continued legacy.”

Summer may not have liked the title and later became a born-again Christian, but many remembered her best for her early years, starting with the sinful “Love to Love You Baby.”

Religion played an important role in her later life, said Michael Levine, who briefly worked as her publicist.

“Her passion in her life, besides music, was God, spirituality and religion. She held a bible study class at her home every week,” he said.

Her glittery gowns, long eyelashes, luxurious hair and glossy lips. Her sultry vocals, her bedroom moans and sighs. She was as much a part of the culture and fashion era as disco balls, polyester, platform shoes and the music’s pulsing, pounding rhythms with a mix of disco and her all time favorite rock and roll. You will be missed Donna Summer (1948 – 2012).

One Response to “Disco Queen Donna Summer Dies!”

  1. Hershey May 19, 2012 at 3:48 am #

    OMG!!!! I was just listening to one of her songs yesterday. May God comfort her family, friends, and fans.

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