Donna Summer loses her battle with cancer

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by mscriv, May 17, 2012.

  1. mscriv macrumors 601


    Aug 14, 2008
    Dallas, Texas
    Famous disco singer Donna Summer has passed away at age 63.

    Yahoo story
  2. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003
    Sad. Soundtrack of my youth in the NYC clubs. :(
  3. bruinsrme macrumors 603


    Oct 26, 2008
    Sad day, I'll admit I have more than a dozen of her songs on my iphone
  4. Peace macrumors Core


    Apr 1, 2005
    Space--The ONLY Frontier
  5. ericrwalker macrumors 68030


    Oct 8, 2008
    Albany, NY
    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.

  6. dXTC, May 17, 2012
    Last edited: May 17, 2012

    dXTC macrumors 68020


    Oct 30, 2006
    Up, up in my studio, studio
    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)
  7. Grey Beard macrumors 65816

    Grey Beard

    Sep 10, 2005
    The Antipodes.
    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.

  8. NewAnger macrumors 6502a

    Apr 24, 2012
    Denver Colorado
    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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