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WHY DONNA SUMMER BELONGS IN 'THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME' (2012)

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Published on Nov 27, 2012

WHY DONNA SUMMER BELONGS IN 'THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME'' (2012)

'In a career that spanned over 40 years, Donna Summer was the consummate entertainer. From her chart debut in October 1975, 'Love To Love You, Baby', to her last charted single in November 2012, 'To Paris With Love', Summer's career was the envy of many in the music industry, not just for the longevity of it, but the sheer passion and loyalty to which her MILLIONS of devoted fans worldwide attested to in great numbers after her untimely passing on May 17, 2012'. - (TEXT WRITTEN BY DERRECK MEYERS/ LAST SCREEN SHOT CREATED BY DERRECK MEYERS)

DONNA FACTS:

5 TIME GRAMMY WINNER / 6 TIME AMERICAN MUSIC AWARD WINNER

'LAST DANCE' - OSCAR WINNER FOR BEST ORIGINAL SONG

'HOT STUFF' - BEST ROCK VOCAL PERFORMANCE (FEMALE) & FIRST WOMAN TO WIN THIS AWARD

ANOTHER GRAMMY FIRST - 'BEST DANCE RECORDING' FIRST TO WIN IN 1997

'SHE WORKS HARD FOR THE MONEY' - FIRST BLACK FEMALE ARTIST FEATURED IN HEAVY VIDEO ROTATION ON MTV

BILLBOARD CHART TOPPER FOUR TIMES IN THE SPAN OF 13 MONTHS & SHE WAS A WRITER OR CO-WRITER ON MANY OF HER SONGS

FIRST FEMALE ARTIST TO LAND TWO #1 SINGLES IN THE BILLBOARD TOP 3 AT THE SAME TIME ('HOT STUFF' & BAD GIRLS)

FIRST FEMALE ARTIST TO HAVE #1 SONG AND #1 ALBUM IN THE SAME WEEK ON TWO SEPARATE OCCASIONS

SEVERAL MULTI-PLATINUM SINGLES & 'ENOUGH IS ENOUGH WAS THE FIRST 12" SINGLE EVER TO BE CERTIFIED PLATINUM

TEN GOLD SINGLES/THREE MULTI-PLATINUM ALBUMS/TWELVE GOLD ALBUMS WITH WORLDWIDE SALES OVER 130 MILLION ALBUMS AND SINGLES

'I FEEL LOVE' -THE INDUSTRY STANDARD FOR TECHNO/ELECTRONICA AND ONE OF THE MOST SAMPLED RECORDINGS WAS CHOSEN AS ONE 0F 40 RECORDINGS TO BE PRESERVED IN THE US LIBRARY CONGRESS

INDUCTED INTO THE DANCE MUSIC HALL OF FAME ALONG WITH 'I FEEL LOVE'/ALSO TOPPED THE BILLBOARD DANCE CHARTS #1 MANY, MANY TIMES OVER FOUR DECADES

'PROTECTION' WRITTEN FOR SUMMER BY BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN ('COVER ME' WAS ORIGINALLY WRITTEN FOR DONNA AS WELL)

ONLY PERSON TO EVER HOST DICK CLARK'S AMERICAN BANDSTAND IN HIS ABSENCE/CLARK RESPECTFULLY DUBBED HER ONE OF THE MOST 'UNDERRATED SINGERS OF OUR TIME'

'WE ARE THE WORLD' GOT IT'S IMPETUS FROM SUMMER'S QUINCY JONES PRODUCED 'STATE OF INDEPENDENCE', WHICH ALSO FEATURED AN ALL-STAR CHORUS INCLUDING MICHAEL JACKSON, STEVIE WONDER, LIONEL RICHIE, DIONNE WARWICK, MICHAEL MCDONALD AND OTHERS.

WORKED WITH LEGENDARY PRODUCERS GIORGIO MORODER, QUINCY JONES, DAVID FOSTER, THE HIT FACTORY (STOCK, AITKIN, WATERMAN), MICHAEL OMARTIAN, HAROLD FALTERMEYER & MORE

CONTINUED TO PERFORM TO SOLD-OUT VENUES ALL OVER THE WORLD THROUGH 2011 (LAST PUBLIC PERFORMANCE WAS WITH PRODUCER DAVID FOSTER IN 2011)

Her legacy speaks for itself and in volumes. NOW is the time to honor this music LEGEND and induct her into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame once and for all!!!

With Love & Respect
Donna's 'Friends UnKnown' - (AND THE TEXT ABOVE WRITTEN BY DERRECK MEYERS...Also information culled from WIKIPEDIA / POP MATTERS articles / and in the minds of diehard DONNA SUMMER FANS everywhere.)

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