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Donna Summer FINALLY inducted into R&RHOF

Press release issued in error in advance of tomorrow's announcements.

A year (at least) too late...

by still crying 7 months laterreply 812/10/2012

RHOF is that the Real Housewives of Fort Lauderdale?

by still crying 7 months laterreply 112/10/2012

Since OP is too dumb to link.

by still crying 7 months laterreply 212/10/2012

Nice for Donna.

I'm still waiting for them to give Cher the honor too.

by still crying 7 months laterreply 312/10/2012

It's too bad they didn't induct Donna when she was alive so she could've been there for the ceremony.

I still can't believe she's dead.

by still crying 7 months laterreply 412/10/2012

It's often only after a completely deserving candidate is dead that the idiot voters for the R&RHOF realize they should induct said candidate.

by still crying 7 months laterreply 512/10/2012

Who is gonna induct her? Adam and Steve?

by still crying 7 months laterreply 612/10/2012

And there are plenty of rock critics who have always said she is a great ROCK singer. Dave Marsh for instance, who was the editor of Rolling Stone in the 70s and most of the 80s. The Rolling Stone critics loved Donna during her popularity peak, and did embrace her as a great rock diva. She always placed high on their critics' poll for female artists, as high as #2 in 1983. Donna herself said she probably would've been rock singer if disco hadn't happened, but that it would've been very difficult because of racism. She liked rock and wasn't a traditional R&B singer, her voice was powerful and she might've had a career similar to Linda Ronstadt's, if she were white.

She was the lead singer of a rock band, Crow (named for her as the only black member) in high school. The played at the same venue in Boston, the Psychedelic Supermarket, that Janis Joplin did. When Donna was 18 they went to NYC and auditioned for a recording contract. The record company wanted her, not the band, and offered her a big recording contract. She insisted the band get one too, so they were to have a separate contract. But someone talked her into auditioning for Hair, and she tried out to be Melba Moore's understudy. She won that audition, but by then had decided she didn't want to be anyone's understudy, so they offered her the choice of 3 European productions, and she chose Germany. So the recording contract was called off. One of Donna's sisters also had a prominent role in Hair, the LA production with Meatloaf.

by still crying 7 months laterreply 712/10/2012

R3, Cher's never going to be inducted, at least while she's alive. She's considered too showbiz, too much of a personality/entertainer. It would be like putting Liza in the RRHOF.

Maybe, maybe, after Cher dies. But probably not.

One of her most notable contributions to music was helping popularize AutoTune, remember.

by still crying 7 months laterreply 812/10/2012
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