Thursday, 17 May 2012

The Passing of Donna Summer


It's always sad to hear about the passing of someone in the media who has had a great influence or impact on your formative years. And this is just exactly one of those moments; reading that Donna Summer has passed away this morning after a long battle with cancer, aged 63.

I shall always remember 'I Feel Love', released during the summer of my twelfth year on this planet. We were on a rare family holiday in sunny Holimarine, West Wales, staying with my eldest sister who was part of a dancing troupe entertaining the holiday makers on site.

Rest in peace, pretty lady.


8 comments:

  1. I am so sorry to hear this. She was a favorite of mine and my husband when we were young, crazy newlyweds.

    RIP, Donna.

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  2. It's always sad to hear of the deaths of famous singers. Especially those who have passed away early by today's standards. RIP.

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  3. RIP Donna. I loved her version of 'MacArthur Park'. Her music was a staple at school dances when I was in high school.

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  4. "I Feel Love" is one of a handful of dance tracks on my iPod - Ms Summers ethereal voice over Giorgio Moroder's driving synth is a part of my childhood as well.

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  5. "I Feel Love" is definitely a favorite, as is "Hot Stuff," which I especially remember from that brilliant scene in "The Full Monty." What a loss. May God hold you close, Ms. Summer. :-(

    Some Dark Romantic

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  6. Wow. I hadn't heard about this until right now. That's a shame. :c

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  7. Unfortunately, I must say I've been entirely unknowing of this lady's existence, but I'm glad to say "I Feel Love" is right up my alley. So's the least I can say is thank you, fellow. Thank you for introducing me, even if I was very late to the party.

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