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)
Occupation(s) Drag queen, music artist

Massimo Brancaccio, also known by the stage names Max Coveri and Billy More (February 3, 1965 – August 14, 2005), was an Italian drag queen and music artist based in Milan.

Biography[edit]

Brancaccio first started out as an Italo disco singer in the 1980s known as Max Coveri, with songs such as "One More Time", "Run to the Sun" and "Bye Bye Baby".

In May 2000, Brancaccio met Roberto Santini (RSDJ),[1] a disc jockey in Zip Club, Miland, 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,[2] whom the latter 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.[3] More released another single, "Come On and Do It (Saturdaynightlife)" in 2001.[4]

More released the singles "I Keep On Burning", "Weekend", and "Dance" in 2002 and 2003. He cooperated with DJ Speciale to produce another single called "Try Me". He released his last single "Gimme Love" in 2005.

More died from a month of leukemia in August 14, 2005. He is buried in a cemetery in Castelletto sopra Ticino, Piedmont,[5] with his mother, grandparents, and an uncle.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ROBERTO "RSDJ" SANTINI". Italo-Dance Portal. Retrieved 2014-11-15. 
  2. ^ "John Biancale". DZ Management (in Italian). Retrieved 2014-11-15. 
  3. ^ "BILLY MORE - UP & DOWN (DON'T FALL IN LOVE WITH ME) (SONG)". Italiancharts/com. Retrieved 27 October 2014. 
  4. ^ "BILLY MORE - COME ON AND DO IT (SATURDAYNIGHTLIFE) (SONG)". Austriancharts/com. Retrieved 27 October 2014. 
  5. ^ Grilliani, Paolo (2012-05-07). "7 mete turistiche in vista della futura DNA". Forlibasket.it (in Italian). Retrieved 2014-09-02. 

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