AirTalk for May 17, 2012

RIP Donna Summer: a look at the Queen of Disco's legacy

David Foster And Friends In Concert

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Singer Donna Summer performs during the David Foster and Friends concert at the Mandalay Bay Events Center October 1, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The queen of the disco era Donna Summer died today at the age of 63 after a long battle with cancer. Her family confirms to the Associated Press. Summer had massive hits in the 1970’s like “Last Dance," "Hot Stuff" and "Bad Girls." She also co-wrote "Love to Love You Baby" and many other hits. We’ll take a look at her life and work.


Alice Echols, Professor in Contemporary Gender Studies at USC and author of "Hot Stuff and the Remaking of American Culture"

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