Donna Summer loses her battle with cancer

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  1. mscriv macrumors 601

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    Famous disco singer Donna Summer has passed away at age 63.

    Yahoo story
     
  2. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Sad. Soundtrack of my youth in the NYC clubs. :(
     
  3. bruinsrme macrumors 601

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    Sad day, I'll admit I have more than a dozen of her songs on my iphone
     
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    No decent way to say it, but "Cancer Sucks". It takes people of all ages.

    I don't really know many of her songs, the only one I am pretty sure was by her is "Last Dance". Though I probably know many of her songs, and just don't know they are hers.

    RIP.
     
  6. dXTC, May 17, 2012
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    I first got into buying music when I was 8, with 7" 45-rpm singles. Three of my first five were Donna Summer singles. I've picked up a few of her other hits along the way.

    She was one of the quintessential voices of the disco generation, and beyond. I have her Grammy-winning later single "Carry On," in which she reunited with her "I Feel Love" co-creator Giorgio Moroder, and her voice in it is as smooth as when she started.

    Tonight when I get home, I'm going to have to fire up the ol' synths and trigger that I Feel Love bassline in tribute...

    EDIT: In response to ericrwalker, here are a few of Donna's hit songs:
    Love To Love You Baby
    I Feel Love
    Macarthur Park
    Last Dance
    On The Radio
    Hot Stuff
    Dim All The Lights
    The Wanderer
    She Works Hard For The Money
    This Time I Know It's For Real
    Carry On

    And here are some disco songs sometimes incorrectly attributed to her:
    I Will Survive (Gloria Gaynor)
    Don't Leave Me This Way (Thelma Houston)
    Knock On Wood (Amii Stewart)
     
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    And I shed a little tear. Her music and of that ilk were the sounds of my mis-spent youth. The days, well nights, of dances and the club scene.

    Rest easy LaDonna.

    KGB:cool:
     
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    Her music along with Rock was the soundtrack of my teen aged years. She had an amazing voice and the music still sounds great today.
     

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