Pete Bellotte is a music producer, songwriter and author of The Unround Circle and other stories. He is credited with the many hits of Donna Summer as both producer and writer, as well as Elton John, Janet Jackson, Tina Turner, The Three Degrees, Shalamar and Cliff Richard, among others. His songs have featured in films such as The Full Monty, Scarface, Zoolander, and American Hustle, and been covered by Beyoncé, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Madonna and Kylie Minogue among others. His song, Hot Stuff, is in Billboard’s All-Time Top 100 Songs. Pete is a leading collector of the writings and art of Mervyn Peake and has written on this subject in various periodicals. He lives in West Sussex where he shares a state-of-the-art recording studio with his musician/songwriting wife, Ellie.
Visit his website at www.petebellotte.com.
And as a treat, here’s some Donna Summer: