DONNA SUMMER – 63
Called as the Queen of Disco, Donna Summer was born as LaDonna Adrian Gaines. Before she got global recognition and fame for her songs and music, the singer was initially a member of a rock band named Crow in which she was the lead singer. Donna’s music career kick-started after she met Pete Bellote and Giorgio Moroder in Munich and the trio recorded the famous disco songs, Love to Love You Baby and also I Feel Love which became internationally famous in a very short time.
Summer has composed and sung numerous songs, out of which 14 have reached the top-ten in the US Billboard hot 100 list. No wonder she won 5 Grammy Awards for her exceptional music and voice. On May 17th, 2012 at the age of 63, Donna passed away after a long battle with a lung disease leaving behind her legacy and songs forever.