Entries tagged with: Donna Summer

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Rush at Barclays Center, October 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
Rush
In a just-held ceremony at the Nokia Theatre in L.A. that was hosted by Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea, the 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees were announced after nominees surfaced a short two months ago. Among this year's class are Randy Newman, Public Enemy, Donna Summer, Heart, Albert King and the long-snubbed Rush, along with receipients of the Ahmet Ertegun Award, Lou Adler and Quincy Jones.

Reportedly, Rush was the clear beneficiary of the recently instituted popular vote, and the band had the following comment:

"We are honored to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The 3 of us are especially appreciative of our loyal fans whose support and dedication has gone a long way to making this possible. P.S. And special thanks to our moms for voting 6000 times!" - Alex, Geddy, & Neil
The induction takes place in April 2013, followed by a telecast of the ceremony on HBO. Congrats guys!

Kraftwerk at MoMA in April (more by Greg Cristman)
Kraftwerk

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced its 2013 nominees: The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Chic, Deep Purple, Heart, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Albert King, Kraftwerk, The Marvelettes, The Meters, Randy Newman, NWA, Procol Harum, Public Enemy, Rush, and Donna Summer.

For the first time in its history, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will offer fans the opportunity to officially participate in the induction selection process. Beginning on Thursday, October 4 and continuing through December 5, the public can vote for the five nominees they believe to be most deserving of induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The top five artists, as selected by the public, will comprise a "fans' ballot" that will be tallied along with the other ballots to choose the 2013 inductees.
The Induction Ceremony will take place at Nokia Theatre in LA on April 18, 2013 and will air on HBO.

Donna Summer

Donna Summer (born LaDonna Adrian Gaines) was an American singer/songwriter who gained prominence during the disco era of the 1970s. She has a mezzo-soprano vocal range, and is a five-time Grammy Award winner. Summer was the first artist to have three consecutive double albums reach number one on the US Billboard chart, and she also charted four number-one singles in the United States within a thirteen-month period. -[Wiki]
Donna Summer lost her long battle with cancer this morning, according to TMZ. She was 63 years old and is survived by her husband, three daughters, and four grandchildren.

Donna Summer's megahits included songs like "Love to Love You Baby," "Bad Girls,","Hot Stuff," "She Works Hard For The Money," and "Last Dance," many of which she recorded with legendary Italian producer Giorgio Moroder. Her singles still get tons of play today whether on dancefloors or at weddings around the world. Its a true testament to the timelessness of her work.

Donna Summers's last US tour was in 2008 to celebrate Crayons, her first set of new and original material since 1991.

RIP to an icon of disco and soul music. It's been a rough couple weeks for music. A few videos of Donna Summer's classic songs are below.

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Hall & Oates, Halloween 2007 (more photos)
Hall & Oates Halloween

As previously reported the national Blondie/Pat Benatar/Donnas tour will be making a free stop at Coney Island's Asser Levy/Seaside Park on Thursday, August 13th. That's one of the free shows at this year's Seaside Concert Series, running Thursdays at the Brooklyn park (which may soon be an amphitheater). Other 2009 acts include Creedence Clearwater Revival Revisited, Daryl Hall & John Oates, and Donna Summer.

Full schedule below...

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B-52s

The Today show hosts free outdoor "concerts" at 7:00am on Fridays at Rockefeller Center in NYC. This past Monday (Memorial Day) was the B-52's who have a new album out called Funplex. The bizarro-world videos from that performance and interview, and the rest of the 'TODAY Toyota Concert Series' 2008 summer schedule below.....

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