One of the first LP's I bought with my own money was "Bad Girls" by Donna Summer. I seem to recall my mother being pretty upset when she saw it. I had no idea what prostitutes were and, of course, there were photos of Donna and other women, dressed as "ladies of the evening" all over the cover I think my mum got over the shock eventually and I almost wore those records out. As a school girl in the 1970's I loved to sing along with "MacArthur Park", "Hot Stuff", "Last Dance" and (of course) "On The Radio" - Donna was the Queen of Disco and her music was infectious.
I was shocked and saddened today to hear that she'd died at the very young age of 63. She was a massive talent and her star shone very brightly. Cancer sucks and I'm very angry that it's snatched away another talent, too soon