Πέμπτη, 17 Μαΐου 2012

Disco singer Donna Summer dies


US singer Donna Summer, famous for disco hits including I Feel Love, Love To Love You Baby and Love's Unkind, has died at the age of 63.
Donna Summer
Summer was one of disco's biggest stars and won five Grammy Awards.
Her family said they were "at peace celebrating her extraordinary life and her continued legacy".
Summer's collaborations with producer Giorgio Moroder helped define the genre, as well as having a huge influence on synth pop and dance music.
Stars including Madonna, Kylie Minogue and David Bowie were among the acts who acknowledged her influence.
Born LaDonna Andre Gaines, she grew up in Boston and started singing in her church's gospel choir.
She began her professional career on the stage and joined the cast of a German production of the musical Hair in the late 1960s, leading her to move to the country.
Her first solo record came out in 1971 but it was her work with the Italian synthesiser pioneer Moroder that led to her breakthrough with Love to Love You Baby in 1975 - the first of 29 UK top 40 singles.

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