Donna Summer

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Decades: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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LaDonna Adrian Gaines, 31 December 1948, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Summer’s peerless hit singles ‘Love To Love You Baby’ and ‘I Feel Love’ made her the best-known of all 70s disco divas. Having sung with rock bands in Boston, the singer moved to Europe in 1968 and appeared in German versions of Hair and Porgy And Bess, later marrying Austrian actor Helmuth Sommer, from whom she took her stage name. Summer’s first two singles were released under her maiden name in 1971 and 1972 respectively. She enjoyed her first success in 1974 when ‘The Hostage’ and ‘Lady Of The Night’, released on Giorgio Moroder’s Oasis label, became major hits in Belgium and the Benelux countries. However, it was ‘Love To Love You Baby’ (1975) that made her an international star. The track featured Summer’s erotic sighs and moans over Moroder’s hypnotic disco beats and it sold a million copies in the USA on Neil...

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