Thursday, May 17, 2012

Donna Summer and the Class of '79

No musical artist better represents the Class of 1979 than Donna Summer.  Her 1979 album, "Bad Girls" was more than just the typical disco songs that we had been subjected to since Saturday Night Fever came out.  (How many versions of "More Than A Woman" should there be or how many times can KC and the Sunshine Band create new songs out of the same riff in "Get Down Tonight"?)  "Hot Stuff" and Bad Girls" were more like rock songs.  Despite the demise of disco on July 12, 1979 when the Chicago White Sox staged a promotion that had fans burn unwanted disco records at Comiskey Park, Donna Summer was able to maintain her musical success.  Donna passed away of cancer earlier today at the age of 63.  In a statement, her family said that Donna was "a woman of many gifts, the greatest being her faith." Rest In Peace, Donna.  

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