Donna Summer Biography

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Once upon a time, a young girl stood in front of the parishioners in a Boston church. She opened her mouth to sing, and a huge voice came out - moving the congregation to tears. At that moment the girl heard the voice of God tell her, "You're gonna be famous." From that time on, the girl knew that she was destined for greatness. That girl grew up to become Donna Summer.

Most people know about her hits. Great songs like "Last Dance", Hot Stuff", "On The Radio" and "She Works Hard For The Money." What most people don't know is that Donna started off as Donna Gaines in a rock band called The Crow. And that when the band broke up, she left school to be in the German production of the the musical Hair. Once in Germany, there was no stopping Donna. She was active in musical theater, playing in such shows as Showboat, Porgy And Bess, and The Me Nobody Knows, and in 1971 she cut her first solo record, "Sally Go 'Round The Roses"

By 1974, and now going by the name Donna Summer, she was doing a great deal of session work which brought her into contact with producers Giorgio Moroder and Pete Bellotte. Together they recorded "The Hostage", a song which became Donna's first hit in Europe. An album and a few more European hits followed. Then in 1975, Donna recorded "Love To Love You Baby", the song that finally brought her success in America. The rest is history.

Since then she has racked up fourteen top ten hits, four number one singles, three platinum albums, five Grammy awards and twelve other Grammy nominations. She is the first female artist to have three number one solo singles in one year ("MacArthur Park", "Hot Stuff" and "Bad Girls") and she is the only artist to have three number one double albums in a row (Live And More, Bad Girls, and On The Radio).

Over the years Donna has proven herself to be a consummate artist and songwriter - she has written or cowritten many of her hits, and is currently writing a musical based on her life story. Most recently she has done a benefit performance for GHMC at Carnegie Hall that raised over $400,000 for that organization. She has also inked a multi-album deal with Epic Records and her first release her new label will be a live cd recorded at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom. This concert was also videotaped and will air on VH1 sometime in the summer of 1999. Twenty years after her biggest success, Donna is poised for a major comeback. And no one deserves it more.

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Donna - Rest In Peace | Reviewer: Forestkaat | 6/2/12

She was so multi-talented: singer, songwriter, actress, painter & producer while also being a giving mother, loving wife & wonderful friend to so many around the world. Donna was so much more than just the "Queen of Disco". May her voice echo forever on the radio & beyond.

Donna Summer | Reviewer: Anonymous | 4/11/11

Looking for some things to do this evening,I'm looking for a place to have fun. Looking for a place to dance now honey, a place to have a dance of my own. She is hot stuff and has worked hard for the money.

AwEsOmE | Reviewer: Anonymous | 3/17/05

Donna is amazing and talentd singer. With all of her sucess she deserves everything shes got!!!

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