P547 ORACLE 547 Sat29 Jul C4 2211:00  1/6     Weekend by Julian Newby Donna Summer - a woman of stature! After a bleak period in her career, Donna Sullfr is fighting back. In 1987 she was back in the singles charts with the Brenda Russel composition "Dinner With Gershwin" - and her 1989 Stock, Aitken and Waterman produced single "This Time I Know It's For Real" has been hanging around the American charts now for some 15 weeks. A major tour is now on the cards, she's already working on the next LP and a TV special is in the pipeline... more > BSVs Index 540 4 O'CR 548 4 O'Clock Rock Charts Buzz Kids
P547 ORACLE 547 Sat29 Jul C4 2200:10  2/6     Weekend Donna Summer /2 "When you're used to having No.1 hits in a row, it's tough when it stops happening." Says Donna. In fact, she only ever had two No.1s in a row - "Bad Girls" and "Hot Stuff" back in 1979. She continued to chart but the records peaked lower and lower until 1984 when Donna Sqller stopped having hits. The reasons were many. She was spending more time with her family, as a "born again" Christian her attitude to soul music had changed and then there was Geffen records... more > BSVs Index 540 4 O'CR 548 4 O'Clock Rock Charts Buzz Kids
P547 ORACLE 547 Sat29 Jul C4 2200:10  4/6     Weekend Donna Summer /4 "I didn't really know their work but Bruce felt we should work together." Says Donna Summer of hit makers Stock Aitken and Waterman. But after one meeting she was convinced. "I realised they were straight ahead guys who are passionately in love with music." In case you were wondering, she is aware of the many criticisms levelled at the threesome in recent years. "People's comments about their success," says Syllfr, "may simply be plain, unadulterated jealousy." more > BSVs Index 540 4 O'CR 548 4 O'Clock Rock Charts Buzz Kids
P547 ORACLE 547 Sat29 Jul C4 2200:11  5/6     Weekend Donna Summer /5 Summer says the Stock, Aitken and Waterman sessions for her new album were "easy, no pressure". She co-wrote three songs with the team (including her recent hit "This Time I Know It's For Real") all of which feature on her new album "Another Place And Time". Heaping praise on the threesome, the woman who at the peak of her career was being produced by none other than Quincy Jones insists: "I'm the first artist of any real stature that they've worked with and I found them to be very cordial. Very gentlemanly." In Deep > BSVs Index 540 4 O'CR 548 4 O'Clock Rock Charts Buzz Kids
P547 ORACLE 547 Sat29 Jul C4 2200:10  3/6     Weekend Donna Summer /3 Donna Summer's relationship with Geffen Records, which began in 1980, was not a happy one. "It was not a match made in heaven." says Suller. "It seemed no matter what I was doing musically, they couldn't get behind what I was doing." She made her feelings clear, too, but Geffen insisted she sat out her contract - and the rot set in. A new contract with Atlantic and a new direction was needed. It was husband/ manager Bruce Sudano who suggested S/A/W. They made the trip to London and a hit was in the making... more > BSVs Index 540 4 O'CR 548 4 O'Clock Rock Charts Buzz Kids
P547 ORACLE 547 Sat29 Jul C4 2201:10  6/6     Weekend The week on BSVs' features page Mondays: Zine Scene. Fanzine roundup. Tuesdays/Wednesdays: Independent labels round-up. Thursdays: BSVs Metal by Dave Dickson. Fridays: Get On Up! Soul/dance/hip hop column with Justin Ellery. 'fekend: In-Deep Weekend Feature - where ALL the big l—lfs wannabee! In deep > BSVs Index 540 4 O'CR 548 4 O'Clock Rock Charts Buzz Kids