Donna Summer died today. The recording star is remembered by many. BBC notes:
R&B singer Blige said on Twitter that Summer was "truly a game changer", while producer Quincy Jones said her voice "was the heartbeat and soundtrack of a decade".
Pop star Kylie Minogue described her as "one of my earliest musical inspirations", while Dolly Parton said "she was the disco queen and will remain so".
"I knew her and found her to be one of the most likable and fun people ever," the country and western singer added.
Donna Summer could sing. It's a shame that for so much of the second half of the 80s she allowed herself to be associated with homophobia. That is what destroyed her on the charts.
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