Monday, August 31, 2015

Donna Summer, RIP

TMZ is reporting that Donna Summer, the 1970s disco and pop diva, has died.

Donna Summer, RIP

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TMZ is reporting that Donna Summer, the disco and pop diva who was a consistent, underrated 1970s radio hit maker with songs like "Last Dance," "Hot Stuff," "Bad Girls," "Love To Love You Baby," "She Works Hard For Her Money," and "Macarthur Park," has died.

The five-time Grammy winner was 63 and had been battling cancer. A selection of Summer videos, including a 15 minute version of Jimmy Webb's "Macarthur Park" and the exceedingly rare "Black Power" from German TV in 1969 (thanks to dangerousminds.net), are below. Her Associated Press obituary is here and Annette John-Hall's appreciation from Friday's Inquirer is here.

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