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For many she was known as the Queen of Disco music, but in the words of Sir Elton John, “Donna Summer was much more than the Queen of Disco.” She was a pioneer – a pioneer...
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      The Huffington Post | 2 years ago
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      The Huffington Post | 2 years ago
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      BBC | 2 years ago
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      NY1 | 2 years ago
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      Australian Broadcasting Corporation | 2 years ago
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      NY Daily News | 2 years ago
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      The Daily Journal | 2 years ago
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      US Magazine | 2 years ago
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      Denver Post | 2 years ago
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      Starcasm | 2 years ago
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      US Magazine | 2 years ago
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      Kansas City Star | 2 years ago
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      Starpulse | 2 years ago
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      Houston Chronicle | 2 years ago
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