21 August 2019: SUMMER: The
Donna Summer Musical will go on tour in the US and Canada starting from 30 September 2019. The renewed cast includes
three new actresses/singers starring as Donna: Olivia Elease
Hardy (Duckling Donna), Alex Hairston (Disco
Donna) and Dan'yelle
Williamson (Diva Donna).
- 20 July 2019:
reissuing a new edition of BAD GIRLS on vinyl (gatefold sleeve)
including as a bonus the demo of the title track already included on
Deluxe Edition. The double album will be released on 5 August in the UK
and is already available for pre-order on Amazon UK.
- 20 June 2019: Great news from
the silver screen: SPINNING
GOLD, the long talked about Neil Bogart biopic, is finally happening.
Production will begin in mid July in Canada. The name of the young
singer who'll be starring as Donna has not been revealed.
- 4 April 2019: Forever Star! ANOTHER PLACE AND TIME (30th Anniversary
Edition) gets a five star review from Attitude magazine (UK).
- 29 March 2019: Out today, on
3 CDs or 2 Color LPs, a special edition of ANOTHER
PLACE AND TIME (30th Anniversary). The box set/double album is availabe on
- 4 February 2019: Coming soon,
on 3 CDs or 2 Color LPs, a
special edition of ANOTHER PLACE AND TIME (30th Anniversary). The box
set/double album is already availabe for pre-order on Amazon
- 31 December
2018: Today Donna Summer would have turned 70. Happy Birthday in
Heaven, Sweet Angel...
- 10 December 2018: Rumour has it SUMMER: The Donna Summer
Musical will open in London (UK) in Spring 2019.
- 8 December 2018: Happy 20th
Anniversary to Donna Summer Time...
- 16 November 2018: POP HEART, the new album of covers by Italian superstar Giorgia,
out today, contains some of the greatest international and Italian pop
hits, including I FEEL LOVE. Giorgia was Donna's favourite Italian
- 24 October 2018: Photos of the day,
a new page to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Donna Summer Time
(which went online in Dicembre del 1998). Feel free to send rare
& interesting photos of Donna, along with your full name, to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 20 July 2018: The
Original Broadway Cast Recording of SUMMER: The Donna Summer
Musical is now available on iTunes.
June 2018: HOT STUFF 2018 - remixes by Ralphi Rosario, Dave
Audé, DJ Spen and others - reaches N. 1 on Billboard's Dance
Cub Songs chart.
June 2018: Island Def Jam/UMe releases ON THE RADIO - GREATEST
HITS VOLUMES I & II on pink vinyl and gatefold sleeve. This special
edition of Donna's fourth double album is available on Amazon UK.
- 20 June 2018: HOT STUFF
2018 reaches N. 2 on Billboard's Dance Club Songs chart.
- 20 May 2018: 10th
Anniversary! Ten years ago Burgundy/Sony BMG released CRAYONS, Donna's sparkling, colorful album.
- 17 May 2018: Remembering Donna with love.
May 2018: on June 22 ON THE RADIO - GREATEST HITS VOLUMES I &
I will be reissued on pink vinyl (Island Def Jam/UMe). This special
edition of Donna's fourth double album is already available
for pre-order on Amazon UK.
- 20 April 2018: SUMMER: THE ORIGINAL HITS is now available
March 2018: SUMMER: THE ORIGINAL HITS is a new Donna compilation
including her great hits, a few album tracks (PANDORA'S BOX,
FASTER AND FASTER TO NOWHERE, ON MY HONOR) and two new remixes: MAC
ARTHUR PARK (Rosabel Radio Mix) and HOT STUFF (Ralphi Rosario
& Eric Ibiza 2018 Rework). The compilation is scheduled to be
released on 20 April.
- 2 January 2018: The
brilliant BAD GIRLS (SCANDAL REMIX) EP is now available on iTunes.
- 31 December 2017: Happy New
Year, and Happy Birthday in heaven to Donna.
December 2017: According to producers Tommy Mottola & The
Dodgers, SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical will hit Broadway in
Spring. Previews starting on 28 March and official opening on 23
April at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre.
- 30 November 2017: A TRIBUTE TO DAN FOGELBERG enters the Billboard 200
at N. 100.
- 17 November 2017: A TRIBUTE
TO DAN FOGELBERG, the album including Donna's fantastic redintion of
NETHER LAND, is now available on iTunes.
- 16 November 2017: Donna
Summer & NETHERLANDS: A Tribute to Dan Fogelberg stories.
- 28 October 2017: An
excellent article on SUMMER - The Donna Summer Musical: Queen Of Disco Reigns Again in La Jolla Playhouse's
Donna Summer Musical.
- 30 September 2017: The highly
anticipated TRIBUTE TO DAN FOGELBERG (BMG), including NETHER
LANDS sung by Donna Summer, will be released on 17 November.
- 21 June 2017: Let's
celebrate all the colors of Summer with the new Donna
Summer Top 40: lots of new entries and a fantastic new Number 1!
- 30 May 2017: Remembering
Donna Summer with love... The Bob
"ONLY ONE MAN" Conti interview is finally here. Enjoy!
- 16 May 2017: Time to
(re)visit Remembering Donna. At first
it may seem a page filled with sadness, but soon one realizes that it's
overflowing with love - unconditional love for Donna.
May 2017: 40th Anniversary! 40 years ago today, Casablanca Records
released I REMEMBER YESTERDAY, Donna's masterpiece including LOVE'S
UNKIND, CAN'T WE JUST SIT DOWN and the groundbreaking, revolutionary
global hit I FEEL LOVE.
- 30 March 2017: The Donna
Summer Musical, directed by Des McAnuff, will have its World Premiere
at the Mandell Weiss Theatre (San Diego) November, 4 -
December 10, 2017.
February 2017: ENOUGH IS ENOUGH 2017 reaches N. 3 on Billboard's Dance
Club Songs chart.
- 5 January 2017: ENOUGH IS
ENOUGH 2017 jumps 26-20 on Billboard's Dance Club Songs chart.
- 31 December 2016: Happy
Birthday to Donna... And Happy New Year 2017 to all.
December 2016: a set of new remixes of ENOUGH IS ENOUGH, Donna Summer
& Barbra Streisand's legendary 1979 duet, is already climbing up
the US dance charts. Remixers involved in the ENOUGH IS ENOUGH
2017 project include Craig C, Mindskap and Offer Nissim.
- 26 November 2016: THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION
enters the UK Official Albums Chart at N. 30.
- 18 November 2016: THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION is out now!
- 14 October 2016: fans and
collectors will be happy to know that four tracks have been added to
the 3-CD edition of THE
THE HOSTAGE, I FEEL LOVE (Patrick Cowley remix), I GOT YOUR LOVE
and TO PARIS WITH LOVE.
September 2016: THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION is a new Donna Summer
compilation scheduled to be released on 18 November 2016. The
CD edition is already available for pre-order on Amazon UK. Also available for pre-order as special gatefold 2-LP set.
There will also be a 3-CD Deluxe collector's edition containing more
than 50 tracks covering Donna's entire career (1968 - 2010).
- 23 August 2016: let's
celebrate MISTAKEN IDENTITY's 25th
anniversary by rediscovering one the most underrated and
adventurous albums in Donna's career.
August 2016: Harry Langdon is thinking about putting together a
coffe-table book about Donna: it would be a wonderful way of
celebrating Donna, her beauty, life and career... A real dream come
true for her fans.
- 20 May 2016: CRAYONS
RE-MASTERED & EXPANDED, the new 3-CD edition of Donna's
multicolored album, is available on Amazon UK.
May 2016: in his truly brilliant memoir, PORCELAIN, Moby
names Donna on a few occasions. PORCELAIN will be published on
June 2 and is available for pre-order on Amazon UK.
- 14 May 2016: Bruce Sudano
talks about Donna, unreleased songs and more in a new Billboard
interview: "Can fans expect to
hear unreleased Summer recordings? Yes".
April 2016: seems that Tommy Mottola and Broadway's The Dodgers are
producing a workshop of a new musical on Donna's life. Direction by Des
McAnuff, choreography by Sergio Trujillo.
March 2016: are you ready for CRAYONS RE-MASTERED & EXPANDED? The
3-CD set, including Donna's multicolored album + 20 remixes,
will be released on May 20 and is already available for pre-order
on Amazon UK.
- 14 January 2016: the new Donna Summer Top 40 is very surprising and cool. Thanks to
everyone who voted!
- 31 December 2015: Happy New
Year and... Happy birthday to Donna.
October 2015: Mary Gaines Bernard and her band will pay tribute to
Donna Summer with ONCE UPON A TIME: AN INTIMATE MUSICAL
JOURNEY, a show revolving around Donna's songs that will be
held on December 31 at the Crest Theatre in Delray Beach (Florida).
October 2015: 35th Anniversary Celebration - THE WANDERER, Donna's
coolest, most adventurous album including LOOKING UP, GRAND ILLUSION,
RUNNING FOR COVER, NIGHT LIFE, STOP ME, I BELIEVE IN JESUS and the
title track. THE WANDERER Remastered & Expanded is now available on Amazon UK.
- 9 October 2015: SINGLES...
DRIVEN BY THE MUSIC, Donna's new 24-CD box set, is now available on Amazon UK.
October 2015: the original soundtrack of THE MARTIAN contains some of
the greatest hits of the '70s, including Donna's HOT STUFF (album
August 2015: in order to celebrate LOVE TO LOVE YOU BABY's 40th
anniversary, Donna's groundbreaking album will be reissued on vinyl.
And it's available for pre-order on Amazon UK.
August 2015: DONNA - SINGLES... DRIVEN BY THE MUSIC is a
new, fabulous box set containing every Donna Summer single originally
released on Geffen Records and Atlantic Records. The 24 CD box set
includes a bonus CD with unreleased mixes, will be released on October
2 in the UK and is already available for
August 2015: on 2 October 2015 Crimson/Driven By The Music will release
a "vinyl replica CD" edition of the DONNA SUMMER 1982 album produced
by Quincy Jones (with no bonus tracks). The CD is already available for pre-order on Amazon
- 27 July 2015: thank you Gary Herbig for confirming that he played the sax
on YOU TO ME, Donna's soulful ballad included in I'M A RAINBOW and HITS, SINGLES & MORE.
Gary's gorgeous, inventive sax solos can also be found in such great
Donna songs as WALK AWAY, ON THE RADIO, STOP ME, SHE WORKS HARD FOR THE
MONEY, TOKYO, THERE GOES MY BABY and MAYBE IT'S OVER.
- 10 June 2015: coming soon on
CD (Funkytowngrooves) Amii Stewart's 1983 album including two
Donna Summer covers: SWEET EMOTION and YOU TO ME.
- 7 June 2015: 7th Anniversary
Celebration! Today in 2008 CRAYONS
entered the Billboard 200 at N. 17, becoming Donna's highest charting
album since SHE WORKS HARD FOR THE MONEY.
- 1 June 2015: a new "vinyl
replica CD" edition of ANOTHER PLACE AND TIME (without bonus
tracks) is available on Amazon UK.
- 25 May 2015: Donna's HITS, SINGLES & MORE
collection is out today and available on Amazon UK.
- 18 May 2015: (I'M IN LOVE WITH) DONNA SUMMER
& the Andrew Johnson
captured a happy moment in time, that's why they are
being reposted on Donna Summer Time. The page also includes the
infamous video that was put together for the song... A little, funny
declaration of love to someone that will never be forgotten.
- 17 May 2015: Remembering Donna... Her voice lives on in our heart and soul.
April 2015: coming soon a new 2-CD Donna compilation, HITS,
SINGLES & MORE (DMG/Music Club Deluxe), already available for pre-order on Amazon UK.
- 12 March 2015: for this
year's Record Store Day
(18 April) Crimson/Driven By The Music will release ANOTHER PLACE
AND TIME -THE UK 12" SINGLES, a limited edition box set
containing five maxi singles on white vinyl.
February 2015: seems that actress Anika Noni Rose could be portraying
Donna Summer in SPINNING GOLD, Neil Bogart's biopic directed by
- 14 February 2015: Nathan DiGesare
(songwriter, musician, producer and Donna's close friend) has publicly
stated that he owns many unreleased Donna Summer tracks, and that
he has no intention of working with a record label again. Hopefully
this means he will
release his music independently.
- 30 January 2015: the new Donna Summer Top 40
is... A work of art! Thanks to all the fans who voted for their
favourite songs and contributed to the creation of such a unique Donna
- 20 January 2015: three Bruce
Roberts albums (BRUCE ROBERTS, COOL FOOL and INTIMACY), are finally available on iTunes. Two of them include ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT,
the beautiful ballad co-written by Bruce and Donna in 1979. Visit the Bruce Roberts Zone for more info.
- 5 January
2015: 35 years ago today, ON THE RADIO - GREATEST HITS VOLUMES I &
II became Donna's third N. 1 US pop album.
- 31 December 2014: Happy New
Year to everybody and... Happy birthday to Donna.
December 2014: following the current Donna reissues, the new Donna Summer Top 40 has been postponed until the
end of January 2015. Keep voting for the songs you love!
- 5 December 2014: the AMERICAN HUSTLE Original
Soundtrack, containing Donna's
I FEEL LOVE, has received a Grammy nomination in the Best
Compilation Soundtrack category.
- 1 December 2014: the big day
has come! The new Donna Summer Remasters are finally out: THE WANDERER, I'M A RAINBOW, DONNA SUMMER, CATS WITHOUT CLAWS, ALL SYSTEMS GO, ANOTHER PLACE AND TIME, MISTAKEN IDENTITY, DONNA-THE CD COLLECTION and DONNA-THE VINYL COLLECTION.
All remastered & expanded albums are also available on iTunes.
November 2014: the newly remastered & expanded editions of some
Donna Summer albums are already available for pre-order on iTunes. ANOTHER
PLACE AND TIME contains 37 tracks!
September 2014: celebrating MISTAKEN IDENTITY's debut on iTunes -
and the 23th anniversary of its original release - with a special page about one of the most
underrated (and adventurous) albums in Donna's career.
- 1 September 2014: the Donna
Summer box sets scheduled to be released in December can be pre-ordered
through Amazon UK (CD and vinyl collections) or MyPlay Direct.
Exclusive to MyPlay Direct is a 2-track CD (or 12") containing STATE OF
INDEPENDENCE (DJ Dero Vocal Mix) and the unreleased Loveland Full
On 12" Vocal Mix of LOVE'S ABOUT TO CHANGE MY HEART.
- 1 September 2014. Donna's
albums originally released on the Geffen and Atlantic labels are now available on iTunes (with no bonus tracks).
August 2014: seven Donna Summer CDs digitally remastered from the
original master tapes (THE WANDERER, I'M A RAINBOW, DONNA SUMMER, CATS
WITHOUT CLAWS, ALL SYSTEMS GO, ANOTHER PLACE AND TIME and MISTAKEN
IDENTITY) will be released in December. The albums will also be
available on vinyl and as a single box set (Crimson/DMG).
July 2014: the Donna Summer albums originally issued on
Geffen Records and Atlantic/WEA, from 1980's THE WANDERER to
1991's MISTAKEN IDENTITY, will be released in September on iTunes
and are already
available for pre-order.
The CDs including exclusive bonus tracks will be released in
- 15 July 2014: on July 18
Together Boston will be celebrating Donna with a free
outdoor roller skating disco party at City Hall Plaza.
'98: BLACK POWER, an unreleased recording by Donna dating back to 1969,
is featured on MOONFLOWERS & MINISKIRTS, a collection of tracks
written by Peter Thomas and released in Germany by Marina records.
- 18 June 2000: rumour has it
Donna's first single from the new album (after the Pokémon starter)
will be a duet with Lauryn Hill, who incidentally last year attended
Donna's sold out performance at the Universal Amphitheatre in Los