Donna Summer To Be Inducted Into Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame

Donna Summer is gonna be hot stuff in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. The late disco queen and gay icon, who died in May, will be inducted as part of the Class of 2013.

“We are overjoyed the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame has recognized Donna’s tremendous musical achievements,” a statement from Summer’s family read. “Its an honor we know she quietly hoped for and would very much cherish. We are deeply grateful.”

With club hits like “Love to Love You Baby,” “I Feel Love,” “Last Dance” and “MacArthur Park,” the Grammy-winning Summer was a favorite among the generation of gay men who came of age in the Disco Era. Though a Village Voice article claimed she called AIDS God’s punishment on homosexuals, she denied the statement in  a 1989 letter to ACT UP.

Joining Summer in this year’s crop of inductees are Randy Newman, Public Enemy, Heart and Albert King..  The Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be held at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles on April 18, 2013.

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  • SOCALBOY122162

    It’s about time she was ackowledged! Sheesh!

  • boring

    The Public Enemy nod is infinitely cooler.

  • balehead

    Took long enough…..

  • Bob LaBlah

    This is bitter-sweet for me and my memories. First off, I am elated that she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Hopefully Nateli Cole (Pink Cadillac) will be as well.
    Sadly, having come of age during the disco era, I can’t help but think back to all the friends who did not make it due to lack of HIV drugs being available during those years.

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