Donna Summer died Thursday in Florida at age 63 after suffering from cancer, TMZ reports.
MyCoachella’s Judith Salkin talked to Summer ahead of her 2010 concert at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio and concluded:
Summer will always be the Queen of Disco, even if she never aspired to the title.
“All we (with producer/songwriters Giorgio Moroder and Pete Bellotte) wanted to do was play with new technology and record the music we wanted to do,” Summer told The Desert Sun in 2010 about the early days of her career.
Ever since the early days of her career, playing in “Hair” in Europe, and later recordings with Moroder and Bellotte, Summer has refused to pigeonhole herself or her music.
“I grew up singing everything,” she said.
“There was no such thing as disco when I started recording. It was just the music I wanted to write and sing.”
Read more about Summer’s music, performances and her thoughts on the desert on our sister site, MyDesert.com.