Bruce Sudano

Born Sep 26, 1948

Bruce Charles Sudano 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. Brooklyn Dreams is best-known for collaborating with Donna Summer.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Bruce Sudano.


1948 Birth Born on September 26, 1948.


1968 19 Years Old In 1968 Sudano became the keyboard player in the pop rock band Alive N Kickin', which he co-founded with Pepe Cardona. … Read More


1972 23 Years Old Alive N Kickin' did a promotional tour of the United States as the opening act for Chicago and Frank Zappa. However, Sudano left Alive 'N Kickin' in 1972 and moved to Los Angeles, California where wrote and performed folk songs as a solo singer.
1973 24 Years Old In 1973, Sudano returned to Brooklyn where he continued writing and performing but also began rehearsing and playing gigs with Joe "Bean" Esposito, Eddie Hokenson and Louis Hokenson.
1977 28 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1977, Sudano, Esposito and Hokenson moved to Los Angeles, formed the band Brooklyn Dreams and signed a recording deal with Millennium Records. … Read More


1980 31 Years Old Three years after their first meeting, Sudano and Donna Summer were married by Pastor Jack Hayford on July 16, 1980 at The Church on the Way in Los Angeles, California. … Read More
1981 32 Years Old Sudano was signed as a solo artist by RCA and released his first record The Fugitive Kind in 1981. … Read More
1984 35 Years Old In 1984, Sudano wrote "Tell Me I'm Not Dreamin' (Too Good to Be True)" with Michael Omartian. Jermaine Jackson and Michael Jackson recorded the song as a duet for the album Jermaine Jackson. The song was nominated at the 1985 Grammy Awards for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals. … Read More
1986 37 Years Old In 1986, he co-wrote "Closest Thing To Perfect", the title track for the John Travolta, Jamie Lee Curtis movie Perfect.


2004 55 Years Old In 2004, Sudano released a second solo record called Rainy Day Soul and scored three top ten Adult Contemporary hits and earned him the New Music Weekly 2004 Adult Contemporary Artist of the Year award.


2009 60 Years Old Sudano's third solo record Life and the Romantic was released in 2009 and won the New Music Weekly Adult Contemporary Song of the Year award for the track "It's Her Wedding Day" which Sudano wrote about his daughter Amanda's marriage to her Johnnyswim bandmate Abner Ramirez. … Read More
2012 63 Years Old On May 17, 2012, Donna Summer Sudano died from lung cancer.
2014 65 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2014, after the death of his wife, Sudano released the CD With Angels On A Carousel. … Read More
2015 66 Years Old In the fall of 2015 Sudano released a new album, The Burbank Sessions.
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