Disco became a popular style of music during the late 1970’s and early 1980’s. This genre of music was often played in urban nightlife scenes and captured the audience of gay club-goers of the African American, Latino, and Italian American race. The disco era birthed many well known disco performers such as Donna Summers and Diana Ross.
LaDonna Adrian Gains also known as ” Dona Summer” was born on December 31, 1948 in Boston, Massachusetts. Summer was a five-time Grammy Award winner and she was the first artist to have three consecutive number one records on The US Billboard 200 Chart. Her successful disco songs include “Love To Love You Baby” , “I Feel Love”, “Last Dance” and “Heaven Knows”. She is recognized today as the Queen of Disco.
Diana Ernestine Earle Ross was born on March 26, 1944 in Detroit Michigan. Her fame began as the lead singer of the infamous girl singing group , The supremes, which was birthed from Motown Records. The group had 12 number one-hit single and led Ross to become a mainstream star. Her solo hits include “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” and “Reach Out And Touch (Somebody’s Hand)”, which were released in her debut solo album “Diana Ross” .