She had her ups and downs, like all that rose during that era with Disco music as their banner. She was their queen and rose to the highest heights. There were rumors, she had said some anti-gay stuff. It had blown over for the most part in recent decades. She had recorded some stuff that charted fine. People still mainly knew her as the 70's disco queen. She had enough hits to not have to record anything else, ever,really. She sounded great just up till recently, a little while ago on her televised specials she still looked great
I have so many memories crammed with music. I have many memories filed under just Donna. I remember I was helping my parents paint and I was left alone in a room devoid of furniture for fifteen minutes, I don't remember a room ever looking like that up till then. It was weird and cool. It sounded different too. And on the tape player "Dim all the lights" came on. It echoed all over the barren walls and it was like magic. I can never forget that afternoon with the sunset orange coming through the curtain-less window. It was very symbolic, and made quite and impression. I don't know what to make of the fact that the album concept was about hookers, though.
My musical tastes are so varied and colorful it can boggle the mind. I am truly a fan of all kinds of music. It is just sad to have one little piece of my memories slip into a record sleeve and put back on the shelve. And she will now always be there in my record collection and in my heart, really. I'll always crave new music, but so few makes it to the soundtrack of your life like my friend reminded me earlier today. Thank you Donna, truly.
LaDonna Adrian Gaines (December 31, 1948 – May 17, 2012)