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Donna Summer - Died aged 63

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  • 17-05-2012 5:23pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 3,108 ✭✭✭


    Saddened to hear about the death of Donna Summer today. May she RIP.

    Some of her music was cheesy pop, but she was the ultimate Queen of disco, and she paved the way for many of our modern day pop 'icons' (I use that term a bit loosely).

    Like her or dislike her music her death is a bit of a loss to pop!

    http://content.usatoday.com/communities/entertainment/post/2012/05/donna-summer-dies-after-cancer-battle-/1#.T7UlYegth8Y

    We should all get up and do a dance in her honor.

    TMZ reports that the Queen of Disco - Donna Summer - died this morning in Florida at age 63 following a battle with breast cancer.

    Summer was a 5-time Grammy winner who shot to superstardom in the '70s with iconic hits including Last Dance, Hot Stuff and Bad Girls.

    She is survived by her husband, three daughters, and four grandchildren.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 9,167 ✭✭✭Fr_Dougal


    Heard it on the radio.

    RIP


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,760 ✭✭✭summerskin


    RachaelVO wrote: »
    Saddened to hear about the death of Donna Summer today. May she RIP.

    Some of her music was cheesy pop, but she was the ultimate Queen of disco, and she paved the way for many of our moder day pop 'icons' (I use that term a bit loosely).

    Like her or dislike her music her death is a bit of a loss to pop!

    http://content.usatoday.com/communities/entertainment/post/2012/05/donna-summer-dies-after-cancer-battle-/1#.T7UlYegth8Y

    We should all get up and do a dance in her honor.

    TMZ reports that the Queen of Disco - Donna Summer - died this morning in Florida at age 63 following a battle with breast cancer.

    Summer was a 5-time Grammy winner who shot to superstardom in the '70s with iconic hits including Last Dance, Hot Stuff and Bad Girls.

    She is survived by her husband, three daughters, and four grandchildren.

    I will survive?? Nope.

    RIP though, seemed a nice enough woman even if her songs are sung by fat drunk girls every time they see a karaoke machine, ruining many a night out.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,294 ✭✭✭hairyprincess


    Ah, she was only young. God love her.

    RIP


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,108 ✭✭✭RachaelVO


    summerskin wrote: »
    I will survive?? Nope.

    RIP though, seemed a nice enough woman even if her songs are sung by fat drunk girls every time they see a karaoke machine, ruining many a night out.

    You not thinking of Gloria Gaynor there?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,760 ✭✭✭summerskin


    RachaelVO wrote: »
    summerskin wrote: »
    I will survive?? Nope.

    RIP though, seemed a nice enough woman even if her songs are sung by fat drunk girls every time they see a karaoke machine, ruining many a night out.

    You not thinking of Gloria Gaynor there?

    I am. Clearly I'm stupid. Oops.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,108 ✭✭✭saintsaltynuts


    summerskin wrote: »
    I am. Clearly I'm stupid. Oops.

    With a name like summerskin i would of thought you were a fan!


  • Registered Users Posts: 629 ✭✭✭The Radiator


    RIP


  • Registered Users Posts: 18,067 ✭✭✭✭fryup




  • Registered Users Posts: 16,500 ✭✭✭✭DEFTLEFTHAND


    That's a shame, 63 isn't that old at all.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 88,978 ✭✭✭✭mike65


    Ah passing of a glitter ball era.

    It should be noted that Donna Summers contribution to I Feel Love is incredibly small. Its the genius of Giorgio Moroder


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 27,252 ✭✭✭✭stovelid


    I can feel the frantic energy of a thousand punsters trying and failing to unearth anything decent from her oeuvre. You can't do much with disco titles.


  • Registered Users Posts: 18,067 ✭✭✭✭fryup


    mike65 wrote: »
    Ah passing of a glitter ball era.

    It should be noted that Donna Summers contribution to I Feel Love is incredibly small. Its the genius of Giorgio Moroder

    wha:confused: she sang it ffs


  • Registered Users Posts: 188 ✭✭Little Miss Lady


    RIP Donna.
    I thought she was great, from Last Dance, MacArthur Park to the cheesy This Time I know It's for Real.

    Terribly sad and too young :(


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 20,009 ✭✭✭✭Run_to_da_hills


    Probably the first electronic techno artist

    Away ahead of her time. .

    RIP.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 88,978 ✭✭✭✭mike65


    fryup wrote: »
    wha:confused: she sang it ffs

    Well any number of singers could have done the job, that's not to criticise her performance but in producer-led disco music the vocalist always comes a poor second.


  • Moderators, Music Moderators Posts: 12,184 Mod ✭✭✭✭iamstop


    RIP.

    Another funk/disco legend gone. Their music will always live on.


  • Registered Users Posts: 18,067 ✭✭✭✭fryup


    mike65 wrote: »
    Well any number of singers could have done the job, that's not to criticise her performance but in producer-led disco music the vocalist always comes a poor second.

    a poor second? its the singer who gets all the attention...and to say she played an "incredibly small part" in that song is unfair i think


  • Registered Users Posts: 814 ✭✭✭Tesco Massacre


    She works hard for the money de-de-de-de
    So hard for it, honey de-de-de-de
    She works hard for the money
    So you betta treat her riiiiiiiiight


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 35,514 ✭✭✭✭efb


    McArthur Park for the journey home RIP


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 27,564 Mod ✭✭✭✭Posy


    RIP. :(


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 35,514 ✭✭✭✭efb


    2 songs on my iPhone:
    Love's Unkind and She Worked Hard for the Money


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 88,978 ✭✭✭✭mike65


    fryup wrote: »
    a poor second? its the singer who gets all the attention...and to say she played an "incredibly small part" in that song is unfair i think

    The singer is the front man for the producer who is the actual creative talent.
    Ask any real music people about I Feel Love and they'll talk about Moroder and his use of sequencing.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,743 ✭✭✭kleefarr


    A great shame, quite young...



  • Registered Users Posts: 59 ✭✭ChubbyRunner


    Oh that is so young...I have many a happy memory dancing to her music as a teenager. Rest in peace Donna x


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,201 ✭✭✭ongarboy


    very sad to hear that, 63 is too young. RIP.

    I have to dig out the old Endless Summer greatest hits CD when I get home and play it - what a great album of hit after hit!

    "On the Radio" is my favourite!


  • Registered Users Posts: 629 ✭✭✭The Radiator


    rip


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,004 ✭✭✭Cassidy28


    RIP :(


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6,048 ✭✭✭Da Shins Kelly


    RIP. 63 is so young.

    I Feel Love is a classic, and her vocal on it is brilliant, whatever about this "singer being a poor second" rubbish. It's probably worth mentioning that Donna Summer had a hand in writing that song, so it's probably wrong to say that the producer was the only creative force behind it. Great song regardless.

    To think of how this track has influenced a lot of contemporary pop...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9gMpxZtKg8


  • Registered Users Posts: 596 ✭✭✭bigar


    Such a unique voice, an enormeous talent. Bad Girls is one of my all time favourite albums. Part of my youth died today.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,153 ✭✭✭Rented Mule


    RachaelVO wrote: »
    You not thinking of Gloria Gaynor there?

    In all fairness, like there was a difference ?

    First she was afraid....now she's petrified.


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