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Donna Summer Lives On

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

Donna Summer passed on today. The easy thing to say is that the Queen of Disco is dead, that it is an end of an era. But that would be way too simple. Rather, Donna Summer lives on, she lives on in all the new female dance music vocalists. Without a doubt, there would be no house music divas without her. She paved the way.

When her first albums were released she was criticized as being nothing but a moaner. With tracks like “Love to Love You Baby” and “I Feel Love” you could understand the criticism, but those of us that listened to, and played, the “less popular” tracks new she was a great singer. Donna Summer eventually proved the critics wrong when she crossed over to pop. But I will always remember her work with Peter Bellote and Giorgio Moroder.

Maybe someone else would’ve have come along and blazed the trail if Donna Summer had not. We will never know. We do know that Donna Summer DID blaze that trail, and we are all, especially the DJ Culture, better for it.