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  Donna Summer - Wikipedia, la enciclopedia libre
Donna Summer (LaDonna Adrian Gaines) 31 de diciembre de 1948, Rochester, Boston, Estados Unidos, es una cantante y compositora musical afroamericana conocida por sus éxitos en la década de 1970 con canciones como Hot Stuff, Love To Love You Baby, Na Na Hey Hey y On The Radio, entre muchas otras.
Se cuenta que Donna se retiró de la vida nocturna propia del espectáculo y adoptó un fervor religioso casi puritano.
La influencia de Donna Summer en el pop actual es innegable y creciente.
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  Donna Summer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Donna Summer (born LaDonna Adrian Gaines on December 31, 1948) is an American Grammy Award-winning singer best known for a string of disco music hits in the 1970s that earned her the title "Queen of Disco" and also one of the few disco artists to have longevity on the charts into the late-1980s.
Summer was a rarity in the 1970s disco scene because her career began before the disco explosion and continued afterward.
Donna Summer was an iconic figure of 70s disco scene.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Donna_Summer   (2696 words)

 Donna Summer - Biography - AOL Music
Donna Summer's title as the "Queen of Disco" wasn't mere hype -- she was one of the very few disco performers to enjoy a measure of career longevity, and her consistent chart success was rivaled in the disco world only by the Bee Gees.
Summer was certainly a talented vocalist, trained as a powerful gospel belter, but then again, so were many of her contemporaries.
Summer's albums were selling well, bolstered by her popularity in the dance clubs, and she was poised to become a major pop hitmaker as well.
music.aol.com /artist/donna-summer/5556/biography   (1179 words)

 Donna Summer   (Site not responding. Last check: )
By 1974, Donna was working as a part time model and backing vocalist, and it was during a demo session for Three Dog Night that she met Pete Bellotte and his associate, Giorgio Moroder.
Donna was never comfortable with her "Sex Goddess" image, but her producers convinced her that it was all part of the hype.
Donna Summer, the uncontested Queen of Disco, can look back at a stunning 14 Top 10 hits, four number 1 smash singles, and album sales in the tens of millions worldwide.
www.classicbands.com /summer.html   (1006 words)

 Donna Summer Biographie and reviews - Artist created by Moroder Giorgio and Pete Bellotte
In 1978, Summer contributed most of the lyrics to the disco/fairy tale concept album Once Upon a Time, which she claimed was mostly autobiographical.
Summer apologized for any misunderstanding, but the gay audience that had been at the core of her success remained wary.
Donna continued to work steadily throughout the eighties, although six years were to pass after "She Works Hard for Her Money" before she penetrated the Top Ten again.
www.angelfire.com /de/moroder/donnasummer2.html   (1419 words)

 Donna Summer
Donna Summer (born Donna Andrea Gaines on December 31, 1948) is an American pop music singer best known for a string of disco music hits in the 1970s that earned her the title "Queen of Disco".
In 1999, Summer held a televised live concert on VH-1 called Donna Summer - Live and More Encore, in which she performed a medley of her original hits, as well as new material, including an updated version of "No More Tears", which she performed with Austrialian pop diva, Tina Arena.
Donna Summer is also the recording name of Jason Forrest, an experimental and breakcore musician.
www.brainyencyclopedia.com /encyclopedia/d/do/donna_summer.html   (1805 words)

 hip online: artists: donna summer
Beyond her recording and performing career, Donna Summer is an accomplished visual artist whose work has been shown at exhibitions and galleries in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Nashville, and Miami.
In 1999, the art of Donna Summer is being shown in Japan in a special exhibition sponsored by filmmaker Steven Spielberg.
In 1980, Donna Summer became the first artist signed to David Geffen's new label, Geffen Records, storming into the next phase of her career with "The Wanderer." That set was followed by I'm A Rainbow, a lyrically incisive and musically innovative two-disc opus which was her final collaboration with Giorgio Moroder and Pete Bellotte.
www.hiponline.com /artist/music/s/summer_donna   (1150 words)

 Donna Summer
And although Summer's voice is strong ("Hostage," which sounds like a 70s TV cop show version of "Breaking The Law"), the song material is bland and boring ("Friends").
Even then the material's at its worst Summer's voice is engaging and likeable, but often it's so far back in the mix it's hard to hear her over all the 4/4 synthesizers.
Summer's voice is in fine form, and she's at least trying to come up with original ideas: "Voices Cryin' Out" is an interesting experiment, with her vocals rising out of a sea of background voices.
www.warr.org /summer.html   (2519 words)

I have followed Donna's career from the start and no tribute to disco would be complete without her.
Around this time Donna married actor Helmut Sommer, a union which produced her first daughter Mimi, born in 1974, and later ended in divorce.
Over the years Donna has proven herself to be a consummate artist and songwriter - she has written or co-written many of her hits, and is currently writing a musical based on her life story.
www.discomuseum.com /DonnaSummer.html   (697 words)

 And We Danced - Donna Summer Profile
In 1975, when Donna Summer replaced Gloria Gaynor at the top of the fledgling Disco chart, few anticipated her coming reign as Queen of Disco and the powerful, inventive music she would unleash over the next 5 years.
Teaming with producers Giorgio Moroder and Pete Bellotte, Donna Summer was on her way to dominating the world of Disco both commercially and artistically.
Donna Summer's third consecutive double album, released in the spring of 1979, was her masterpiece Bad Girls.
www.andwedanced.com /artists/donna.htm   (1143 words)

 Rock On The Net: Donna Summer
Donna Summer was born Donna Adrian Ganes In Boston, MA on December 31, 1948.
Donna also began singing background and releasing demos overseas which got her noticed by producers.
By the 70s, Donna was on her journey to be named the 'Queen of Disco' with help from producers Giorgio Moroder, Pete Bellotte, and Casablanca Records.
www.rockonthenet.com /artists-s/donnasummer.htm   (846 words)

 Amazon.com: Donna Summer: Music: Donna Summer   (Site not responding. Last check: )
By the time that Donna got to 1981 she had established herself as a force to be reckoned with, and the success of her landmark album Bad Girls paved the road for the female Super Stars that the 80's would develop.
Prior to a US Tour in the summer of 1981, Donna worked with her long time producers Giorgio Moroder and Pete Bellote on a new double album, that we would learn later was to be called I'm A Rainbow.
Donna states that this was one of the most difficult songs she's ever had to sing, with Quincy urging her to sing it over and over till she got it right.
www.amazon.com /Donna-Summer/dp/B000001E6D   (2486 words)

 Donna Summer
Donna's new album Crayons will be available in U.S. stores Tuesday, May 20, and internationally in June.
Tune in to CBS Sunday Morning on May 25 for an appearance by Donna!
Hear Donna perform LIVE on the Today Show May 30!
www.donnasummer.com   (94 words)

 Donna Summer   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Having sung with rock bands in Boston, Summer moved to Europe in 1968 and appeared in German versions of Hair and Porgy And Bess, later marrying Austrian actor Helmut Sommer, from whom she took her stage name.
Summer's first records were "Hostage" and "Lady Of The Night" for Giorgio Moroder's Oasis label in Munich.
This was the peak period of Summer's career as she achieved four more US number 1s in 1978-79 with a revival of Jim Webb's "MacArthur Park", "Hot Stuff", "Bad Girls" and "No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)", a duet with Barbra Streisand.
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 Donna Summer: Bad Girls (Deluxe Edition) - PopMatters Music Review
This is, after all, the now religiously conservative Donna Summer who no longer performs her orgasmic, star-making single "Love to Love You Baby" because of her religious beliefs.
This is also the same Donna Summer who supposedly made homophobic remarks years later, a claim she still denies.
Summer's tone remains conversational throughout, her numerous emotional flourishes referenced by subtle pitch changes.
www.popmatters.com /music/reviews/s/summersdonna-badgirlsdeluxe.shtml   (594 words)

Donna Adrian Gaines was born on December 31, 1948 in Boston MA to Andrew and Mary Gaines.
Donna is the first female artist to have three number one singles in one year.
Donna set the stage for techno-synth and electronic music, and the dominant culture is trying to erase her from the history books by ignoring her contributions, devaluing them and devaluing her audience.
www.donna-tribute.com /bio.html   (2204 words)

 Donna Summer Time main page
Apart from being the most innovative and influential pop female stylist to have emerged in the 7Os, Donna is a complete, versatile and original artist who's still capable of competing with new trend setters and being at the same time a sophisticated, traditional kind of vocalist.
In her own way, and that means in a pleasant and captivating way, Donna Summer has showed us that in music there ought to be no place for fences.
Summer's voice is still a wondrous instrument, strong and vibrant and filled with emotion.
www.donnasummer.it /main.html   (594 words)

 Deep Groove Encyclopedia - Donna Summer
Her records wreen't the tightest, but you have to give it up to Donna Summer for her extraordinary streak of success.
Summer grew up in the church and toured Europe on a tour of Hair, during which she married and adopted the last name Summer.
The song that would change her life was 1975's "Love to Love You Baby." 16 minutes of moan-and-groan set to a nascent disco beat, it was the first fruit of her relationship with Harold Faltermeyer, Pete Bellotte and Giorgio Moroder, collectively known as the Munich Machine.
www.allthingsdeep.com /dge/donna_summer.htm   (416 words)

 Donna Summer news
Donna is scheduled to go into the studio this Fall to record her new album, which is currently in its initial planning stages.
As it is the 7th track by Donna being released in 2000, we could almost say that this year she has given us an EP - one song at a time...
Donna stars as Elizabeth (Zacharias's wife and mother of St. John the Baptist) and sings two songs (WHEN THE DREAM NEVER DIES and I CANNOT BE SILENT) which will appear on the original cast album slated to be released on 26 September.
www.donnasummer.it /whatsnew.html   (4751 words)

 Barnes & Noble.com - Music: The Journey: The Very Best of Donna Summer [Bonus Tracks], Donna Summer, CD, ...
Summer aficionados will be forced to pick the album up for its new material, but more casual fans who already have one of the many earlier Summer best-ofs in their collections don't need to add another one.
The 'Journey' tale of Donna's music should have contained the most important singles during her career, that truly had some significant story behind them so buyers new and loyal would enjoy them as told in the accompanying book illustrates.
Donna plays with her vocals cleverly, reminiscent of her delivery on earlier recordings - some whispered vocals, cooing, growling and of course, strong belting.
music.barnesandnoble.com /search/product.asp?userid=29TRA3AZBU&ean=602498606476   (986 words)

 Donna Summer : iSOUND.COM   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In the mid 70's, Donna Summer emerged as an artist to range an era.
She came to lights and caused a musical revolution with a experimental recording intended not for release but as a demo for another singer.
Summer and the producers Giorgio Moroder and Pete Bellotte concepted the first 12" disco remix of the history, with the song "Love To Love You Baby", with 17 orgasmic minutes, in the words of Neil Bogard, president os Casablanca Records, the first label of Summer.
www.isound.com /donna_summer   (363 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: The Donna Summer Anthology: Music: Donna Summer   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Disc One of 1993's two-disc THE DONNA SUMMER ANTHOLOGY covers much of the same ground as the previous hits anthology ONTHE RADIO, but it has the extra advantage of a second disc that hits all the highlights of Summer's post-Casablanca label career.
This is not just a wonderful collection of Donna Summer's greatest hits but Disc 1 is choc of anthems of the disco era and the time of gay liberation.
The album as a whole is a great introduction to her entire career and allows listeners to see the contribution Donna made to the music industry especially in the seventies.
www.amazon.co.uk /Donna-Summer-Anthology/dp/B000001E1K   (1299 words)

 Amazon.com: Donna Summer - Greatest Hits: Music: Donna Summer   (Site not responding. Last check: )
There's no scarcity of Donna Summer greatest-hits packages, but this chronological bargain-line disc eschews her rep as extendo-orgasmo dance-floor heroine in favor of her equally deserved rep as mistress of radio-friendly three-minute pocket symphonies.
The ONLY reason to buy this one is if you are a new fan of Donna Summer's work...and I don't know how any fresh fans can be recruited, given the lack of new material since a Christmas album released years and years ago.
I have NO idea why this was released, given the glut of Donna Summer greatest hits packages already on the market.
www.amazon.com /Donna-Summer-Greatest-Hits/dp/B00000AFCI   (1093 words)

 Donna Summer -The Diva - Section at the music site of Moroder-Summer
This is the section of Donna Summer and is included on my Tribute to Giorgio Moroder and Donna Summer.
During the performance Tina joined Donna on stage for a beautifully done - "No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)." The highlight of the evening, and her most famous song, "Last Dance” closed the two hour concert.
Donna Summer will take Broadway by storm in the near future, so don't miss the chance to catch this super diva in action.
www.angelfire.com /de/moroder/page3.html   (735 words)

Donna is next found on the soundtrack to the disco film "Thank God it's Friday" singing "Last dance" and "With your love".
The next album was a live compilation of her previous hits (some much speeded up), plus her full length version of "MacArthur Park" / "One of a kind" / "Heaven knows", the former giving her her first US No. 1 hit (and it deserves it).
1979 was biggest year for Donna, with 10 weeks in total at No. 1 in th US, along with two platinum and three gold singles.
www.70disco.com /badgirl.htm   (529 words)

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