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Donna Summer

"Donna Summer The Queen of Disco "A BP R.I.P. Honor""

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Donna Summer "The Queen of Disco" LaDonna Adrian Gaines (December 31, 1948 - May 17, 2012[1]), known by the stage name Donna Summer, was an American singer-songwriter who gained prominence during the disco era of the late 1970s. She had a mezzo-soprano vocal range, and was a five-time Grammy Award winner. Summer was the first artist to have three consecutive double albums reach number one on the U.S. Billboard chart, and she also charted four number-one singles in the United States within a 13-month period. Summer died on May 17, 2012. She died that morning at her home in Key West, Florida at age 63. She had been diagnosed with cancer. Wiki



May 19, 2012

Donna Summer Forever

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Male, 65, Amarillo, TX

Posted August 17, 2012

Of all the celebrity women I ever fell in love with, Donna was my favorite. I loved to love her baby


Female, 52, Rocky Mount, NC

Posted June 18, 2012

God has called an angil hame


Female, 34, Miami, FL

Posted May 24, 2012

RIP. May the FUNK live on. Another angel at the party in heaven there is no reason to cry.


Female, 53, Clearwater, FL

Posted May 23, 2012

may a lovely person rip...............much luv from my family 2 urs...


Female, Age Private, Dallas, TX

Posted May 22, 2012

May you Rest in perfect peace.
Sincerely, Sweetallover1


Female, 52, Chesapeake, VA

Posted May 19, 2012

Hey BP,

Lets Recognize Donna Summer "RIP" Honors as A Worthy Mention

Summer was born Ladonna Adrian Gaines on December 31, 1948 in Boston, Massachusetts to parents Andrew and Mary Gaines and was one of seven children. She and her family were raised in the Boston neighborhood of Dorchester. Her father, Andrew Gaines, was a butcher, and her mother Mary, was a schoolteacher.[2] Summer's mother later recalled that from the time she could talk, Summer would often sing: "She literally loved to sing. She used to go through the house singing, singing. She sang for breakfast and for lunch and for supper."

Summer's performance debut occurred at church when she was ten years old, when she replaced a vocalist who had failed to show up. Her priest invited Summer to perform, judging from her small frame and speaking voice that she would be an "amusing spectacle", but instead Summer's voice recalled a voice older than her years and frame. Summer herself recalled that as she sang, "I started crying, everybody else started crying. It was quite an amazing moment in my life and at some point after I heard my voice came out I felt like God was saying to me 'Donna, you're going to be very, very famous' and I k from that day on that I would be famous."

Summer later attended Boston's Jeremiah E. Burke High School, where she performed in school musicals and was considered popular. She was also something of a troublemaker, skipping home to attend parties, circumventing her parents' strict curfew.In 1967, just weeks before graduation, Summer left for York where she was a member of the blues-rock band, Crow. After they were passed by every record label, they agreed to break up. Summer stayed in York and auditioned for a role in the counterculture musical, Hair. When Melba Moore was cast in the part, Summer agreed to take the role in the Munich production of the show. She moved to Munich, Germany after getting her parents' reluctant approval.

Summer eventually became fluent in German, singing various songs in German. She participated in the musicals Ich Bin Ich (the German version of The Me Nobody Knows), Godspell and Show Boat. Within three years, she moved to Vienna, Austria and joined the Vienna Volksoper. She briefly toured with an ensemble vocal group called FamilyTree, the creation of producer Guenter "Yogi" Lauke. In 1971, Summer released her first single, a cover of The Jaynetts' "Sally Go 'Round the Roses", from a one-off European deal with Decca Records. In 1972, she issued the single, "If You Walkin' Alone" on Philips Records. In 1974, she married Austrian actor Helmuth Sommer and had a daughter, Mimi, the following year. Citing marital problems caused by her affair with German artist (and future live-in boyfriend) Peter Mühldorfer, she divorced Helmuth. She kept his last name, but Anglicized it to "Summer". She provided backing vocals on producer-keyboardist Veit Marvos on his 1972 Ariola Records release, Nice to See You, credited as "Gayn Pierre". Several subsequent singles included Summer performing with the group, but she often denied singing on any of the Marvos releases. The name "Gayn Pierre" was also used by Donna while performing in Godspell with Helmuth Sommer during 1972. for full article Wiki