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  • #1053071
    Avatarp0ly
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    So miss Summer died a couple of days ago… sucks as she was my shambala 2011 anthem!! they played that tune of hers so many on the stage near us we fuckin looooved it!!

    so here’s a tribute to the disco legend!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9e3H6t6j3Rk

    #1253524
    Avatarthelog
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    Yeah man few days back wasn’t it , shame bout that. Robin Gibb died today too.

    #1253525
    Avatarp0ly
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    I feel loveeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

    SHAMBALA!!

    you coming shambles bro?

    #1253531
    AvatarE Clare
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    love that song…it never gets tired. Where is Shambala?

    #1253526
    Avatarp0ly
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    @E Clare 480162 wrote:

    love that song…it never gets tired. Where is Shambala?

    northhamptonshire

    #1253532
    AvatarE Clare
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    is it good? what type of music?

    #1253527
    Avatarp0ly
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    all types.

    #1253528
    Avatarp0ly
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    more electronic and reggae though.

    #1253533
    AvatarE Clare
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    sounds pretty good, thinking of doing a festival this year.

    #1253522
    AvatarGeneral Lighting
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    I didn’t realise she was unwell (as she lived a relatively clean living lifestyle) = as well as the usual places she even managed to get an obituary on Catholic Online – originally she started out as a gospel singer in church (a lot of my extended family in Malaysia still do this).

    Disco diva Donna Summer dies at 63 – Music & Dance – Arts & Entertainment – Catholic Online

    TBH never been that much into US based music but that tune has a very European sound – she lived in Europe for much of her life, spoke fluent German and met Giorgio Moroder whilst performing there…

    #1253529
    Avatarp0ly
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    west germany.

    #1253523
    AvatarGeneral Lighting
    Moderator

    Apparently there were/are still lots of African American musicians in DE (Boney M are another lot from that era). Donna Summer mentioned it herself in some interviews.

    Until very recently and particularly during the 1960s and into the 1970s it was far safer for a high profile celebrity from a minority group to live in Europe than many parts of America – even if they deploy close protection (minders) these cannot always be trusted. We often take the fact most of Europe is multicultural and relatively safe for granted.

    #1253530
    Avatarmanaman
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    @General Lighting 480175 wrote:

    I didn’t realise she was unwell (as she lived a relatively clean living lifestyle) = as well as the usual places she even managed to get an obituary on Catholic Online – originally she started out as a gospel singer in church (a lot of my extended family in Malaysia still do this).

    She had a coke induced breakdown in 1979 and took refuge in the bible. I think her first hit after that was- State of independence- in 1981, and she was going on about how religion had saved her life, she had stopped performing – love to love you baby- during this period of her life, but by 1984 she was saying she didnt regret a minute of her past. Think i said here before that the first record i bought was – On the radio- for 10p from a second hand shop down in rockchester, kent. I never did get to play it, as we didnt have a record player at the time

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