Disco Queen Donna Summer Dies

Donna Summer, the undisputed Queen of Disco, has died at the age of 63. A five-time Grammy winner who rocketed to superstardom in the ’70s thanks to hits like “Last Dance,” “Hot Stuff” and “Bad Girls,” Summer’s sound was the soundtrack of the era.

Perhaps Summer’s greatest contribution to disco was “I Feel Love” from her 1977 concept album I Remember Yesterday. Produced by Giorgio Moroder the song eschewed the strings commonly heard on disco songs of the time in favor of sexy, sultry synths.

Summer succumbed to cancer and was reportedly working on an album at the time of her death.

Disco balls will shine a little less brighter with the passing of Donna Summer.

Darren Ressler

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