Bruce Charles Sudano
(born September 26, 1948) is a singer/songwriter/producer best known for his collaboration with and marriage to singer Donna Summer
, and the group he co-founded, Brooklyn Dreams
Sudano was originally a member of the band Alive N Kickin'
, who had a big hit in 1970 called "Tighter, Tighter". Sudano left the band to return to his hometown and found the group Brooklyn Dreams
is best-known for collaborating with Donna Summer
. Band member Joe Bean Esposito
's duet with Donna Summer on the # 2 hit "Heaven Knows".
As a solo artist, Sudano was voted AC Artist of the Year in 2004 by New Music Weekly
for his CD, Rainy Day Soul
. His follow-up CD, Life & the Romantic
released in 2009, includes AC Song of the Year, "It's Her Wedding Day" as well as the smooth jazz favorites "A Glass of Red & the Sunset" and "Beyond Forever".
As a songwriter he's had songs recorded by numerous singers including Tommy James, Dolly Parton, Michael Jackson and Donna Summer.
Sudano married Summer in 1980, and they have two daughters. Brooklyn
(b. January 5, 1981), and Amanda Grace (b. August 11, 1982). Summer's eldest daughter, Mimi, who can be heard saying "good night" on the Live and More
album at the end of "Mimi's Song", was a product of her marriage to Austrian
Helmut Sommer. Sudano and Summer are grandparents by way of daughter Mimi. The couple resides outside of Nashville, Tennessee
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