Sandra Ann - Andy mein Freund - 7'' Vinyl single - 1976
Sandra Ann Lauer (May 18, 1962, Saarbrücken, Germany), and professionally known as "Sandra", is a popular German singer/songwriter, currently living in Ibiza. In 1975, at the age of thirteen, Sandra was visiting a competition in Saarbrücken, called Young Star Festival, where new talents for the music industry were scouted. She was not actually in the competition, but was in the audience. When all the nominees finished their parts and the jury was discussing the results, she told her mother that she had to go to the bathroom, stood up, walked onto the stage, persuaded the DJ to put on the German cover version of a song from Olivia Newton-John, grabbed the microphone and started singing. Aided by newfound recognition, she released the single Andy Mein Freund, a song about a pet dog. The single, however, performed poorly on the charts and she withdrew from the music scene for a few years.
Label: BASF Catalog#: AC 12 886-3 Format: Vinyl, 7" Country: Germany Released: 1976 Genre: Children's, Electronic, Pop Style: Vocal Notes: "Andy mein Freund" is the first single of Sandra