Donna Summer

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Donna Summer

Summer in 1977
Background information
Birth name LaDonna Adrian Gaines
Born December 31, 1948(1948-12-31)
Boston, Massachusetts
Died May 17, 2012(2012-05-17) (aged 63)
Englewood, Florida
Genres Pop, Disco, dance, rock, R&B
Years active 1968-2012
Labels Oasis, Casablanca (1975–80), Geffen (1980–88), Atlantic (1988–91), Mercury (1994–96), Warner-Elektra-Atlantic (1980–91), Epic (1999–2001), Burgundy (2006–12)

LaDonna Adrian Gaines (December 31, 1948 - May 17, 2012, known by her stage name Donna Summer) was an American singer-songwriter. She was an African American Christian who was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts.[1] She became famous during the disco era in the 1970s and became a pop icon. She died of lung cancer in Englewood, Florida. In 1982 she released a single with Michael Jackson, Lionel Richie, and Stevie Wonder called "State of Independence".

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