Notes for Intermediate and Advanced English Students
A Bit About songwriter, Donna Summer - I Feel Love
She was born LaDonna Andre Gaines on New year's Eve, December 31, 1948. She gained prominence as Donna Summer, in the 1970's as the disco queen. She was one of seven children raised by devout Christian parents and started singing in the church in Boston, USA, where she grew up.
In 1968 she moved to Germany, on tour with the stage musical, 'Hair'. She stayed in Germany for a few years and married an Austrian, Helmuth Sommer. She performed in a variety of musicals and in 1973 divorced her husband. She kept his name but changed the 'o' to a 'u'.
One of her bestselling songs 'Love to Love You' was released in 1975. Some radio stations in Europe refused to play the song because of its erotic overtones. It was released in America as a seventeen minute version and by 1976 reached number 2 on the American charts.
Her moans and groans created a lot of controversy and radio stations, like in Europe, refused to play the song. In 1977 she released this song. 'I Feel Love' which went to number 6 in america and number 1 in the United Kingdom.