khan’s first solo album, Chaka, released in 1978, features the disco crossover hit ‘I’m every woman’ in 1984, Khan has a million-selling #3 single with ‘I feel for you’ the title track from her album the early 2000s find Khan recording jazz and signing with a new label she wins a grammy for her duet with Mary J. Blige Khan’s career spans five decades and has earned her ten Grammy awards Disco Patti Labelle and Donna Summer Patti LaBelle was born Patricia Holte-Edwards in Philadelphia during May of 1994 In the early ‘60s, she forms The Bluebelles with Cindy Birdsong By 1963, they begin making records for the Newtown label under the name Patti Labelle and the Bluebelles By the mind-‘70s, they abandon their dressed-down look the opposite – ornate, sliver futuristic outfits Labelle has become theatrical, ala David Bowie, joining the ranks of glam rock so suited to the early 1970s By 1974, their extravagant live show is drawing big crowds 1974 also saw the release of their #7 album Nightbirds The album includes the #1 hit ‘lady marmalade’ The album is the group’s high mark, even with only moderate radio airplay
This song becomes famous for the line ‘voulez-vous coucher avec mo ice soir’ Translated from French as ‘do you want to sleep with me tonight?’ Some U.S. radio stations found the chorus a bit suggestive, even in foreign tongue 1975 showed the major transformation from Girl Group look to the ‘outer space’ outfits Their showmanship and musical talent helped pave the way for group like En Vogue and Destiny’s Child Little chart action on their two mid-1970s albums forces the group to disband Patti gains critical success in 1977 with her Patti Labelle album She releases her best selling album, Winner in You, in 1986 Patti gives a terrific performances as the Acid Queen for the 1989 L.A. production of the rock opera Tommy Patti joins Pink and Cristina Aguilera at the 44 th Grammy Awards ceremony in 2002 to sing ‘ Lady Marmalade’ Donna Summer The undisputed Queen of Disco was Donna Summer Adrian Donna Gaines was born in Boston in 1948 Summer will signs as a solo artist while in Munich, marry, and give birth to a child Summer shakes up the Disco would in 1975 with her single ‘ love to love you baby’ The dance version of the song ran nearly seventeen minutes in length The song followed the standard Disco formula: an incessant rhythmic pulse and simple lyrics Last dance
In 1980, summer becomes the first female artist to have three #1 singles in a year ‘Hot Stuff’ is #1 in the U.S. for three weeks and reaches #3 in the R&B charts The song wins a Rock Grammy during the reign of Disco ‘Hot Stuff’ RECORDS 1979 Summer becomes the first ‘ disco diva’. With 13 dance hits during the era She signs with David Geffen, the first artists on his Geffen record label She becomes a born-again Christian and records Gospel songs Early Punk and New Wave Patti Smith, Chrissie Hynde, and Debbie Harry Patti Smith Punk originator Patti Smith was born in Chicago in 1946, and grew up in New Jersey
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