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Donna Summer inducted into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

2012-12-13 21:28:07

Donna Summer

Donna Summer has been inducted into into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

The late 'Queen of Disco', who passed away in May, is among eight stars to receive the prestigious honour.

Other inductees included hip-hop pioneers Public Enemy and the late blues guitarist Albert King.

Summer rose to fame in 1976 with the disco hit Love to Love You Baby and had three number one hits in 1979 with Hot Stuff, Bad Girls and No More Tears (Enough Is Enough), a duet with Barbara Streisand.

She died on May 17, aged 63, after a battle with lung cancer.

The eight inductees were chosen from a shortlist of 15 nominees by some 500 voters of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation, which includes past inductees, and for the first time this year fans were also allowed to vote.

Candidates for the Cleveland-based Hall of Fame, which pays homage to people who have influenced the music industry, must have released their debut album or single at least 25 years before 2012 to be eligible.

They will be officially inducted at a ceremony in April in Los Angeles.

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