Celebrate Donna Summer's Birthday with This 1982 Interview

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Celebrate Donna Summer's Birthday with This 1982 Interview

Donna Summer, or as she’s better known, “Queen of Disco,” caught fire in the 1970s with her R&B-infused dance music, and unlike a lot of disco’s excess, her groovy songs still resonate today. She sold millions of albums and scored huge hits like “Hot Stuff,” “Love to Love You Baby” and “I Feel Love.” Thanks to her Moog-laden pop epic “I Feel Love,” she’s also credited with sowing the seeds of electronic dance music and influencing many New Wave artists.

Read: 10 Essential Moog Songs

On this day (Dec. 31) in 1982, Donna Summer was interviewed about her self-titled album from that year. She talked about working with legendary producer Quincy Jones, being a mother and the fusion of romantic love (eros) and unconditional love (agape) in her music. Summer also discussed the inspiration behind songs like “Mystery of Love,” “Livin’ in America” and her Bruce Springsteen collaboration “Protection.”

Hear this full interview with Donna Summer from 1982 via the Paste vault below.

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