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Thoughts on Donna Summer

Mark Shipper, Rock's Backpages, May 2012

BY NOW YOU'VE HEARD about the sad passing of Donna Summer or, as she's always referred to, "Disco Queen Donna Summer" – she hated that label. She always considered herself first and foremost a singer, but back then there was no American Idol or the many copycat shows that could've exposed her phenomenal voice. So she took whatever break she could get, traveling from her birthplace in Boston to Germany, where she was discovered in a traveling company of the musical Hair.

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