When dance music inevitably builds a hall of fame (probably somewhere on the Vegas Strip), Giorgio Moroder could ­justifiably be the first inductee. As one of the founding fathers of disco, Moroder was among the first musicians to introduce ­synthesizers and drum machines to the dancefloor, ­produced Donna Summer classics like "Love to Love You" and "I Feel Love," and nabbed Oscars and Grammys for such songs as "Flashdance...

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