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To preserve, honor and showcase New England’s musical heritage.

Donna Summer

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LaDonna Gaines was born to a devout Boston family on New Years Eve 1948. She was first influenced by gospel, then by Motown. She fronted a psychedelic rock band called Crow, but after moving to New York and failing to get a record deal, the band broke up. She landed a spot in a German company of the musical Hair, and lived in Europe for several years. There she met the production duo of Giorgio Moroder and Pete Bellotte. Recording now as Donna Summer, in 1975 they released a tune she co-wrote with Bellotte, “Love to Love You Baby.” It became…

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