Donna Summer

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Wendy Carlos: At the time ‘Switched-On Bach’ was released, the composer was  six months into transgender hormone therapy, and still known as Carlos. Photograph: GAB Archive/Redferns

Since its release 50 years ago, Switched-On Bach has been relegated to the realm of kitsch curiosity; blips and blops produced from tinkerings on prim(...)

Cutting loose of a Thursday: En Vogue. Photograph:  Xabiso Mkhabela/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

It’s a clash of the titans at En Vogue’s sold out show in Vicar Street. On stage, we have Terry Ellis, Cindy Herron and Rhona Bennett, the cool and po(...)

The Get Down is Baz Luhrmann’s new Netflix series about the birth of hip-hop amidst the rough and tumble of New York in the 1970s. You’d imagine the (...)

 Canadian author Malcolm Gladwell: from received morality to damage limitation. Photograph: Conor McCabe Photography

The European Union is like the Eagles’ Hotel California, the world shifted on its axis with the release of Donna Summer’s I Feel Love, and everyone in(...)

Jerry’s Sno Cones: a taste of the 1970s. Photograph: Chris Carmichael/New York Times
Weekend in . . . Memphis

Maybe even more Music City than Nashville, its country cousin to the east, Memphis has strong affiliations with not one musical genre but three. It(...)

The problem with Love to Love You Donna is the problem with all remix albums. Whatever about the original source material – and, in the case of Donna (...)

Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain. The late singer’s band joins Linda Ronstadt, Cat Stevens and pop duo Hall and Oates as nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 2014 class. Photograph:  Time Life Pictures/DMI/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images

Alternative rock band Nirvana, singers Linda Ronstadt and Cat Stevens, and pop duo Hall and Oates led nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 2(...)

At the Ice Mansion: Georgio Moroder in Los Angeles in 1981. Photograph:  Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

Giorgio Moroder knew it was time to think about music again when the pyramid in Dubai was scrapped. But, oh, he says, that pyramid, that would have be(...)

The olden days were often bloody awful. Younger readers may be surprised to hear that there was a time when large swathes of the mainstream refused to(...)

Steven Soderbergh’s most recent movie, Side Effects , was billed as his last ever for theatr(...)