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Before fame hit, Donna Summer starred in Dorchester glee club

Before Donna Summer became Queen of Disco, the Boston native was nurtured by the music program at the Jeremiah E. Burke High School in Dorchester.

”When I was at the Jerry, I sang in everything they had and was a permanent member of the glee club. If I couldn’t have sung, I wouldn’t have gone to school,” she told the Globe’s Ernie Santosuosso in an interview in 1977, just as the song “Love to Love You, Baby” made an international sensation.

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