The music world was struck with a great loss yet again yesterday when Donna Summer succumbed to cancer. Summer’s friend Darlene Love was in the CBS-FM studio with Dan Taylor this morning and remembered the Queen of Disco in a very interesting light.
“She was our first rock ‘n’ roll, or as she was the Disco Queen, ‘sex kitten,’” says Love. Much of Summer’s music was sexually oriented, like her 1975 hit “Love to Love You Baby,” which was littered with her erotic moans and groans.
Summer’s public persona greatly differed from that of her family upbringing; a strict, Catholic home. Love recalls a similar childhood and how Summer was able to get away with such a sexual image.
“Her family was very religious, very strict. Matter of fact, I came out of that same religion,” says Love. “I’d say, ‘I don’t know how Donna does it. How in the world did you get out there and do that and your parents (didn’t) find out?’ She said, ‘They didn’t know it was me!’”
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