Donna Summer—a singer who dabbled in many genres but left her biggest mark on disco—has died of cancer at age 63. I don't have much to say about her that Alice Echols didn't already write in her great book Hot Stuff: Disco and the Remaking of American Culture, so I'll just point you to Echols' Donna Summer section: It starts right here, and it touches on topics ranging from Deep Throat to Operation PUSH, from Eurodisco to born-again Christianity. For the full experience, read it while listening to this:
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