LaDonna Adrian Gaines (December 31, 1948 – May 17, 2012), known by her stage name, Donna Summer, was an American singer, songwriter, and painter. She gained prominence during the disco era of the late 1970s. A five-time Grammy Award winner, she was the first artist to have...Wikipedia
Age: 63 (age at death)
Born: 31st December, 1948, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 17th May, 2012, Naples, Florida, United States
Height: 5' 7" (170 cm)
Claim to Fame: Songs, Try Me I Know We Can Make It, Bad Girls,
Donna Summer has been romantically linked to:View Past Relationships
Who can be romantically linked to Donna Summer...and how closely?
A Love Trilogy is the third studio album by American singer and songwriter Donna Summer. It was released on March 5, 1976, just eight months after her international breakthrough with the single and album of the same name - "Love To Love You Baby". The boldly sexual nature of that particular song had earned Summer the title "The first lady of love." By now Summer's work was being distributed in the U.S. by Casablanca Records, and they in particular were keen for her to continue portraying this image, despite her not being completely comfortable with it. As such, the Love Trilogy album continued in the same vein with the first side being taken up entirely by one long disco track in four fairly distinct movements ('Try Me', 'I Know', 'We Can Make It', and 'Try Me, I Know We Can Make It'), the incorrectly named "love trilogy" of the title - "Try Me, I Know We Can Make It". Side Two contained a further three sexually-oriented disco songs, including a cover of Barry Manilow's "Could It Be Magic". The album's artwork showed Summer floating light-heartedly through the clouds, again adding to the image of her as a fantasy figure.
Although it was announced that Donna Summer's death on Thursday was due to cancer, in some quarters it was speculated that it may have been breast cancer.
That was not the case, her family says in a statment, giving the cause of death as lung cancer, while also clarifying that her cancer "was not related to smoking."
"Ms. Summer was a non-smoker," says the statement. "Obviously, numerous factors can be attributed to the cause of cancer in general, but any details regarding the diagnosis and subsequent treatment of Ms. Summer's case... Read More
Posted by Queenoftab 2 years ago
The Queen of Disco is gone.
Donna Summer has died at age 63, TMZ reports.
The chart-topping, Grammy-winning singer behind such colossal disco hits as "Hot Stuff," "Last Dance," "Bad Girls" and many others -- plus 80s smashes like "She Works Hard for the Money" -- passed away in Florida after a battle with cancer.
The biggest, most enduring star of the disco era, Summer helped usher disco, dance and later electronic music into the mainstream -- influencing the careers and sounds of Madonna, Beyonce, Michael Jackson and countless... Read More
Posted by luisa10q 2 years ago
By MARGIE SZAROLETA, Associated Press Writer
Thu Jul 3, 3:14 PM ET
WASHINGTON - Donna Summer says she approached her summer tour like a chocolate-chip cookie.
The 59-year-old singer said that for the first time, she is incorporating all the music from a new album and most of her hits into the show. In the past, she`s used just a few new songs, but never all of them.
"I tried to put them in in a way that they still get the oldies mixed in, so that every few minutes it`s like a familiar taste," she told AP Radio in a recent phone... Read More
Posted by NewsHound 6 years ago
Disco star Donna Summer has poked fun at her `The Queen of Disco` title in a new song on her long-awaited album. The "Hot Stuff" singer is to release her first album in 17 years after signing a new record deal.
And the 59-year-old says she wanted to add some fun to her LP, entitled Crayons, so she has included a song titled "The Queen is Back. "
She says, "It`s just kind of poking fun at the fact that this queen image has prevailed for so long. It`s having fun with it and saying I was out of the picture for a while but she`s back."
Summer,... Read More
Posted by Queenoftab 6 years ago
Disco star Donna Summer was saved from a suicide attempt by her maid, who walked in on her as she tried to jump out of a window. After battling depression, Summer decided to kill herself at the height of her fame in 1979, when she was just 29 years old - only to be rescued by her maid.
She tells Entertainment Tonight, "It snuck up on me. I was out of the window. I had one foot out, and the maid opened the door at the exact right moment. I was literally shifting my weight."
Summer became a born again Christian after the attempt, and has never looked back. Now... Read More
Posted by NewsHound 6 years ago
Was the first artist to score three consecutive US #1 albums.
Ranked #37 on VH1's Greatest Women of Rock N Roll
Long-running "Perfect Strangers" spin-off series centering on the Winslow family and their pesky next-door neighbor, ultra-nerd Steve Urkel.