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ivankay
05-17-2012, 08:57 AM
Donna Summer Dead at 63 (http://www.tmz.com/2012/05/17/donna-summer-dead-last-dance/)

Bummer indeed :(

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HandBanana
05-17-2012, 08:58 AM
RIP Donna Summer.

You didn't invent disco, but disco would have been a very different animal without you.


http://www.tmz.com/2012/05/17/donna-summer-dead-last-dance/


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X8fVx-uytBw

HandBanana
05-17-2012, 09:00 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=7cPIT_T3mYU

nyarlathotoats
05-17-2012, 09:01 AM
Pretty sad news. I remember when she played Aunt Una from Altoona on Family Matters.

....."so let's dance, the last dance!"

HandBanana
05-17-2012, 09:02 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1ArZEFwRsY

locachica73
05-17-2012, 09:03 AM
I was just telling my sister about this. There aren't many celebrity deaths that get me down, but this one does. My sister use to have some of her 45's and we would create dance routines in our bedroom to a few of her songs. :(

ivankay
05-17-2012, 09:03 AM
i like your title better. i defer to this tribute thread.

Robin
05-17-2012, 09:03 AM
No flippin way!
I love Donna Summer.
RIP :(

Miroir Noir
05-17-2012, 09:03 AM
Those fucking idiots in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame passed over her this year.

HandBanana
05-17-2012, 09:05 AM
i like your title better. i defer to this tribute thread.

This one really hits home to me so I resisted doing a clever title, yeah :(

TomAz
05-17-2012, 09:06 AM
Too young. Such a shame.

bmack86
05-17-2012, 09:06 AM
That up there is one of the few perfect songs I've ever heard. R.I.P. Mrs. Summer.

MoSetsfire
05-17-2012, 09:06 AM
Very sad, esp after Chuck Brown died this week also

http://marquee.blogs.cnn.com/2012/05/17/go-go-fans-mourn-loss-of-chuck-brown/

TomAz
05-17-2012, 09:10 AM
Those fucking idiots in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame passed over her this year.

That is fucking idiotic, I agree.

When I was like 15 me and my buddies would sit around in our Disco Sucks t-shirts talking about how disco sucked, but then someone would chime in "except Donna Summer, she's cool" and we'd all nod our heads in agreement.

In retrospect, Donna Summer was great and she transcended disco and would have transcended whatever genre she was in. She's way up there with Aretha in my book. So much soul, so much talent.

Robin
05-17-2012, 09:13 AM
At a previous job, whenever I was in a bad mood, I would play Donna Summer to cheer me up.

captncrzy
05-17-2012, 09:24 AM
Aw man.

I listened to this song over and over when I was a kid.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1TKQcWEXSKU

ivankay
05-17-2012, 09:37 AM
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ThatGirl
05-17-2012, 09:37 AM
This news does indeed fully suck. RIP

RotationSlimWang
05-17-2012, 09:47 AM
Just for the record, and I'm being serious now--if any of you assholes who were so reverential about MCA act even slightly flippant about Donna Summer passing I will go house on your ass.

I loved this chick. Credit has to be given to anyone who made tracks during a fad genre that became almost universally reviled for a while, but decades later when a whole new style of dance music started sweeping the planet largely powered by sampling small sections of disco tunes for their melodies there's only one artist I can think of who you would hear dropped into the middle of an EDM set with practically no remixing or alteration whatsoever, and that's Donna. Her tunes stayed so universally attractive to the ear that whether it was the 70s, 80s, 90s or today you can mix I Feel Love into the middle of almost any genre of dance music and it still makes the crowd go apeshit. Can't do that with Abba, or The Bee Gees, or Gloria, or most of the other artists who sold millions during the disco era. Something to be said for such remarkable longevity.

amyzzz
05-17-2012, 09:48 AM
RIP. :(

algunz
05-17-2012, 09:50 AM
Damn. So much raining.

algunz
05-17-2012, 09:53 AM
And to think she could be another loss as a result of 9/11 makes it even more tragic.

TomAz
05-17-2012, 10:27 AM
9/11? What?

SoulDischarge
05-17-2012, 11:59 AM
This fucking blows. There's not many known disco acts that were worth a damn, but Donna Summer was undoubtedly on the top of the heap that were. "I Feel Love" is a top ten song. Hearing DJ Harvey drop a 20 minute version of it on my birthday while tripping my head off in the middle of a completely wild dancefloor this year is now one of my fondest musical memories.

And posting anything shorter than the full length version of "Love To Love You Baby" is bullshit.

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nathanfairchild
05-17-2012, 12:11 PM
9/11? What?

supposedly her cancer came from inhaling toxins released from the 9/11 debris, or at least that's what her family is saying.

gaypalmsprings
05-17-2012, 12:17 PM
Never forget..

http://newsflash.bigshotmag.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/donna-summer.jpg

This makes me so sad. She was my 4 seasons of love.

I saw her in June 2010 at a local casino - and she was still so fun and talented. She died too soon.

R.I.P. Blessed one.

Riggins33
05-17-2012, 12:19 PM
First Whitney and now someone else I could give a fuck about....

Ride a Tire!
05-17-2012, 12:23 PM
Saw her at San Diego County Fair 2 years ago, just for the hell of it (I was there). Didn't realize this would happen. Had a great time.

fatbastard
05-17-2012, 01:20 PM
Goodnight sweet Queen.

My favorite song of yours.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MyKQBuHuwd4

RageAgainstTheAoki
05-17-2012, 07:35 PM
This is terribly sad. Had no idea she was ill, either.