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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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Review: How 'Summer: The Donna Summer Musical' at the Pantages misses some beats
LA Times Entertainme, 2019-11-10 17:48:25
Donna Summer's "Hot Stuff." "Bad Girls." "She Works Hard for the Money." A nostalgia-stoking catalog never gets the support it deserves in the Pantages musical.

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Variety, 2019-11-08 20:25:07
On Thursday night in New York City, Tina Turner joined the ranks of Cher, Donna Summer, the Temptations and the Jersey Boys — Carole King, too — baptized, as it were, in the disco inferno of a high-powered Broadway jukebox. “Tina: The Tina Turner Musical” joins a steady stream of ...

Theater in L.A. this week: 'The Thanksgiving Play,' a Donna Summer bio-musical and more
LA Times Entertainme, 2019-11-03 04:00:16
Plays to see in L.A. Nov. 3-10 for include Larissa FastHorse's "The Thanksgiving Play" at the Geffen Playhouse and "Summer: The Donna Summer Musical" at the Pantages

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