Tag Archives: disco

  • TV One to Air 2-Hour Disco-Themed Episode of ‘Unsung’

    Feb 14, 13 by EURpublisher02 Leave a comment

    *TV One is bringing disco back this month with a special two-hour episode of “Unsung” devoted to the 70s music genre. Airing Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 9 p.m. EST, the broadcast will feature new interviews from disco greats Anita Ward, Gloria Gaynor, Thelma Houston, Earl Young of The Trammps and Harry Wayne Casey of KC […]

  • Donna Summer’s Funeral Private Service Brings Hundreds Together

    May 24, 12 by Brittney M. Walker Leave a comment

    *Hundreds of mourning friends and family members gathered in a Nashville, Tenn. church on Wednesday to celebrate the life of Disco Queen Donna Summer. The private service was held at Christ Presbyterian Church. Cameras were banned from inside the facility, but television crews scouted the scene from outside. RELATED: Donna Summer Album Sales up 3,277% […]

  • Rock Hall Scrambling to Explain Rejection of Donna Summer

    May 18, 12 by EURpublisher02 12 Comments

    *Why was Donna Summer, who died Thursday of lung cancer, never inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? Longtime member Elton John weighed in almost immediately following the singer’s death, calling the snub “a total disgrace.” Now, the person in charge of nominations to the Cleveland-based Hall has issued a blunt statement, blaming voters […]

  • Disco Queen Donna Summer Dies after Battle with Cancer

    May 17, 12 by EURpublisher02 17 Comments

    *TMZ is reporting that legendary singer Donna Summer, known as the Queen of Disco, died this morning following a battle with cancer. She was 63. Summer was in Florida at the time of her death, according to the website. She was reportedly trying to keep the extent of her illness out of the press and […]

  • Candi Staton: ‘Young Hearts Run Free’ Inspired by Messy Divorce

    May 1, 12 by EURpublisher02 3 Comments

    *Disco standout Candi Staton recently spoke about her 1976 dance anthem “Young Hearts Run Free,” revealing it came to fruition during one of the darkest periods of her life. “I was going through one of the most horrible divorces at the time,” she tells U.K. TV show BBC Breakfast.  “I was going through an abusive […]

  • Disco Diva Loleatta Holloway Dies at 64

    Mar 22, 11 by EURPublisher01 4 Comments

    *Soul singer Loleatta Holloway, whose voice powered the hook on Marky Mark’s “Good Vibrations,” died on Monday (March 21) following a brief illness due to heart failure, according to her manager, Ron Richardson. She was 64. Holloway began singing in a gospel group in her native Chicago, Illinois in the 1960s before signing a recording deal […]