Former porn star Andrea True, who had a second act in the mid-70s as a minor disco star, has died at the age of 68. True referenced her porn career in her first international smash, More, More, More, which included the lyrics “Get the cameras rolling, get the action going.” That song, which peaked on Billboard’s pop chart at #4 in 1976, had a second life 24 years later when its sample provided the basis of Len’s 1999 hit Steal My Sunshine. It’s also currently being used as the jingle for a popular breakfast cereal.
Gay men may more fondly recall True’s New York, You Got Me Dancing, especially because it name-checked two of Manhattan’s popular clubs at the time, the Barefoot Boy and the seminal gay dance palace, 12 West. The last of True’s hit records, What’s Your Name, What’s Your Number, peaked at #56 in 1977.
(Tipped by JMG reader John)