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Heart, Albert King, Randy Newman, Public Enemy, Rush and Donna Summer made the cut. The newly announced class of 2013 will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 18 in at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles.
Produced by Giorgio Moroder and Pete Bellotte, “I Feel Love” fused Summer’s breathy, ethereal vocals with a hard, driving synthesizer pulse. Few tracks can lay claim to altering the course of popular music, but the reverberations of “I Feel Love” could be felt in the electro, house and techno that followed in the 1980s and beyond. “It’s basically the blueprint for all electronic music that came after it,” said Peter Shapiro, author of Turn the Beat Around: The Secret History of Disco…“It came out in 1977, the same year that [Kraftwerk’s] ‘Trans-Europe Express’ came out, the year that Parliament did ‘Flashlight.’ To me, those are the three great synth tracks.”
How do you feel your background singing in a choir helped you as a pop vocalist?
Donna Summer: The thing about gospel is being true, being honest. It’s warm. It warms up everything.