I turned on my iPad and there was the formerly breaking news: Donna Summer, dead of cancer at 63. It was another OMG! moment, out loud, with no one around to hear. Involuntary. an intake of breath at the loss of a pillar I didn’t even know was holding me up.
But, of course.
As Queen of Disco, Donna Summer is my entire college experience, first-job and a bunch of boyfriends. She is my soundtrack. Well, at least one chapter of it. I’m not ashamed to say that I bought her greatest hits right before the end of CDs. Say what you will about disco, there was a Party going on and Donna was there. She will be missed.
*This clip was recorded off the air during a 1980 TV special.