Donna Summer

3:29pm

Thu May 17, 2012
The Record

The Many Voices Of Donna Summer

Originally published on Thu November 8, 2012 2:36 pm

"Queen of Disco" Donna Summer performs in 1979. (Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
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Pop singer Donna Summer, whose long career began in the 1960s and reached its apex in the disco era of the '70s, died of cancer on Thursday at her home in Naples, Florida. Summer was 63 years old. According to Billboard magazine, the singer born LaDonna Gaines had 32 singles that charted in the Hot 100. Fourteen of them made it into the top 10. To hear Sami Yenigun's appreciation of Donna Summer's life and career, as heard on All Things Considered, click the audio link.

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10:29am

Thu May 17, 2012
The Two-Way

Donna Summer, The Queen Of Disco, Dies At 63

Originally published on Fri May 18, 2012 5:46 am