The music industry suffered the loss of yet another iconic figure today. Donna Summer, the legendary Queen of Disco and one of the most influential figures in Pop music, lost her battle with cancer early this morning and died in Florida.
Summer was best known for her blockbuster hits ‘Bad Girls’, ‘Hot Stuff’ and ‘MacArthur Park’, which were among her four #1 hit singles on the Billboard Hot 100. Throughout her career, Summer won five Grammy Awards and helped to influence Dance, Pop and House music, inspiring the work of Lady Gaga, Mariah Carey, Toni Braxton and Whitney Houston.
The Lava Lizard highlighted Summer’s contributions in a previous Music Minute segment about her ‘No More Tears (Enough is Enough)’ collaboration with Barbra Streisand. Additionally, our Way Back Wednesday specials showcasing the great Disco Era and the best of Vh1 Divas focused partly on Summer’s work.
Watch my personal favourite performance by Summer below: