My Date With Donna Summer…by Tony Bravo
I was saddened by the news of the passing of the Queen Of Disco, Donna Summer. Donna died this morning in Florida…of cancer, at the age of 63. I had the pleasure of interviewing Donna back in the day when she ruled the charts with hits like Bad Girls, Last Dance, and Love To Love You Baby. I still have that radio interview on a cassette tape, (now I’m showing my age) somewhere in my garage. I was star struck by the beauty of this Disco Diva, with the long flowing hair, perfect skin, and the most beautiful smile I had ever seen. Back then, being a brash young Disc Jockey in my early 20′s, I blurted out on the air if she would go out on a date with me. She replied with a sheepish grin, “Honey, if I wasn’t with Bruce, I’d make a man outta you..!!” (Bruce was Bruce Sudano, the leader of the Disco group Brooklyn Dreams who she later married). That was my Donna Summer. She was a “Bad Girl”…wink, wink. Rest in Peace.