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Boston’s Donna Summer became the Queen of Disco.

Boston’s Donna Summer became the Queen of Disco.

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From Donna Summer to New Kids on the Block, Boston’s urban music has proud tradition

1 Musicians Locals 9 and 535 were chartered back in 1897 and 1915 respectively making them the oldest musicians union in the United States. The Boston’s Musician Association (Local 535) was located in the South End where Jazz musicians enjoyed a concentration of several historic Jazz venues. They often left Harlem by train and got off at Back Bay Station in Boston to perform.