Next to 50s and 60s Rock ‘n Roll, the Disco Era is right up there as a pleasant memory from the “good ole days.”
Yes, I loved Disco and Donna Summer was The Best.
We lined up to learn the basics of disco every Tuesday evening.
Driven by Saturday Night Fever I dreamed of dancing with John Travolta at LynnLou’s on the weekends instead of playing table shuffleboard.
Unfortunately, my classmates were all women. It was all we could do to get our men into a leisure suit. Regrettable, yes, I know!
In his blog, columnist Mark Joseph made the following observation about Summers.
“Donna Summer will be lauded as the Queen of Disco in most obits, but many of these will miss the important role she played in integrating faith into pop culture, for it was Summer who, faced with a religious conversion at the height of her popularity in 1979, resisted efforts to get her to leave her pop culture perch and plunge into a religious subculture like Cat Stevens and so many other born-again artists had done.”
Well done, Ms. Summers. Thanks for the memories.