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Sunday, May 11, 2014

ANDREA TRUE from adult entertainment to the dancefloor

Andrea Marie Truden has two particular distinctions to me as a disco diva.  First of all she transitioned from adult film star (14 films between 1970 and 1975) to vocalist and she sang my all time favorite disco song More, More, More.  She like me was Catholic school educated.  I think this accomplishment sort of documents how much more progressive the disco era was then what we are living now.  Can you even imagine an adult film star transitioning to pop star in 2014?



Andrea also had some major luck with having several major disco luminaries on her side.  Michael Zager, Gregg Diamond and Tom Moulton were instrumental in bringing the Andrea True Connection sound to the dancefloors.


Four major disco hits on the disco charts and even one, More, More, More which shot all the way up to #4 on the pop charts and went platinum.  Andrea's chart success only happened over a two year period.  So by 1979 she was back to making adult films.  Sort of sad when you think of it but Buddah cancelled her contract after they had earned millions off of her.  The follow-up album White Witch failed to cause a spark and remains somewhat obscure.  The 1980 album War Machine was released in Europe only.



Born in Nashville it sure was to our fortune that she didn't pursue a career in country and western.  In 1999 the Canadian group Len sampled the instrumental break from "More, More, More" in their own hit single, "Steal My Sunshine".  
AN ANDREA TRUE MAXI SINGLE IN MY EBAY STORE




In the 80's she worked as an astrologist in Florida.
Andrea True left the stage in 2011, at the age of 58.  I've seen her in a couple disco related documentaries.  You can also find her in a few mainstream films including the documentary Inside Deep Throat.  She was even an extra in The Way We Were. ANDREA'S IMDB PAGE  In later years she really seemed to have let herself go.  But when you are this much of a beauty in your youth it must be quite a battle to retain the looks.



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