R.I.P. Andrea True

By Tom Breihan / November 22, 2011

Spinner reports that Andrea True, the singer behind the immortal 1976 disco hit “More, More, More” died earlier this month in Kingston, New York of undisclosed causes. She was 68.

True had one of the weirder and more interesting life stories of any hitmaking singer. Born in Nashville, True had attempted to launch a career as a legitimate actress before becoming a full-time porn star — a career she returned to after her music career ended. She recorded “More, More, More” while stranded in Jamaica, where she’d filmed a commercial. After that one hit, she recorded a few other singles and finally released her last album in 1980. Before her death, she was working as a drug counselor and astrologer.

Below, watch the “More, More, More” video.

Oh, and I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention that Len sampled “More, More, More” for their great 1999 bubble-pop single “Steal My Sunshine.”