Donna Summer, also known as LaDonna Adrian Gaines, was born in Boston, Massachusetts on December 31, 1948. She won numerous awards for her talents within the music industry, and inspired a variety of artists within the genre of disco. She began her career at the age of 10 years old, where she performed consistently with her church. Her career took off once she auditioned to be a part of the production of “Hair,” which took place in Munich, Germany. Once she got the part, she continued to pursue a career in music where she appeared in various musicals and also sang backup vocals and recorded many demo tapes in the recording studio.