Video: Donna Summer – “Bad Girls/Hot Stuff” Live @ Nobel Peace Prize Concert 2009

As you probably know, Donna Summer passed away yesterday at the age of 63. The queen of disco, who transcended the genre, was taken by cancer in her home in Florida.

In honor of her, I wanted to just post this video and direct you the her obituary from The New York Times, which is (obviously) better and more comprehensive than anything I could write.

I am always saddened to hear about celebrity deaths but this one struck me particularly hard. I woke up, logged into Facebook and instantly saw the update from Rolling Stone, Spin, and Pitchfork…

I didn’t contemplate going back to bed, but I did hang my head… For you, LaDonna Gaines. “Hot Stuff” is one of my all-time favorite songs and she never lost her voice, even in 2009 for this sped-up rock version just three years before her death.

[December 31, 1948 – May 17, 2012]

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