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Donna Summer

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Source: Wikipedia

LaDonna Adrian Gaines (December 31, 1948 – May 17, 2012), better known by her stage name, Donna Summer, was an American singer, songwriter, and painter. She gained prominence during the disco era of the late-1970s. A five-time Grammy Award winner, she was the first artist to have three consecutive double albums reach No. 1 on the United States Billboard album chart and charted four number-one singles in the U.S. within a 12-month period. Summer has reportedly sold over 140 million records, making her one of the world's best-selling artists of all time.

Fact file

  • Birth name: LaDonna Adrian Gaines
  • Also known as: Queen of Disco Donna Gaines
  • Born: December 31, 1948 Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
  • Died: May 17, 2012 (aged 63) Naples, Florida, U.S.
  • Genres: Pop disco dance rock new wave R&B funk gospel soul
  • Occupation(s): Singer songwriter painter
  • Instruments: Vocals
  • Years active: 1968–2012
  • Labels: Oasis Casablanca Geffen Atlantic Mercury WEA Epic Burgundy
  • Associated acts: Giorgio Moroder Brooklyn Dreams

Read more about Donna Summer at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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'Summer: The Donna Summer Musical': Theater Review
Billboard, 2018-04-24 14:38:26
There's a blink-and-you-miss-it visual joke in Summer: The Donna Summer Musical, dropped in while the title character is belting "No...

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Variety, 2018-04-24 13:46:01
If that’s Donna Summer, then this must be the late 70s and early 80s, the era of disco dancing in the clubs and roller skating at the Roxy. (And let’s not even talk about the fashions.) But you won’t get much of a sense the times in “Summer: The Donna ...

Review: Hot Stuff Turns Cold in ‘Summer: The Donna Summer Musical’
NY Times Theater, 2018-04-24 01:45:04
The late Queen of Disco and pioneer of electronic dance music gets the Broadway jukebox treatment.

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