In a world less perverse than this one, Donna Summer would be turning seventy this week. Lung cancer is pretty terrible stuff, and its visitation upon Summer, a nonsmoker, seems especially horrific.
This was always my favorite Donna Summer record:
It’s an odd edit — two minutes shorter than the LP track (from Four Seasons of Love), but not the 45 version either.
And because Roger didn’t mention it at all, here’s her very first single, “The Hostage,” from 1974, a year before that whole Love to Love You Baby thing. To my knowledge, it went unreleased on this side of the Atlantic.
Not a music video, this was taken from a Dutch television series.