Billy More

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Billy More
Birth name Massimo Brancaccio
Also known as Max Coveri
Born (1965-02-03)February 3, 1965
Died August 14, 2005(2005-08-14) (aged 40)
Occupations Drag queen, musician

Massimo Brancaccio, also known by stage name Billy More (February 3, 1965 – August 14, 2005), was an Italian drag queen and musician based in Milan.

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Massimo started to record music in the 1980s under the name Max Coveri, and released the single "One More Time" in 1986. The Max Coveri name was later used by another Italian musician, Maurizio De Jorio. In May 2000, Massimo met Roby Santini (RSDJ), a disk jockey who invited him to playback the songs of the Italian-Canadian singer John Biancale. Biancale went forth to become the writer and actual singer of Massimo's songs, whom the latter had created a drag alias called Billy More.

Billy More's first single, "Up & Down (Do not Fall in Love with Me)", released in 2000, reached #5 in the Italian music chart and #14 in the Austrian music chart.[1] More released another single, "Come On and Do It (Saturdaynightlife)" in 2001.[2]

More released the singles "I Keep On Burning", "Weekend", and "Dance" in 2002 and 2003. In 2003, he cooperated with DJ Speciale to produce another single called "Try Me". He then released his last singles "My Rhythm of the Night" and "Gimme Love". More participated Milan's Gay Pride parade in 2005, while awaiting to record his first song in Italian.

More died from a month of leukemia in August 14, 2005. He is buried in a cemetery in Castelletto sopra Ticino, Piedmont,[3] with his mother, grandparents, and an uncle.

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