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Alan O'Day
Birth: Oct. 3, 1940
Hollywood
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Death: May 17, 2013
Westwood (Los Angeles County)
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Singer, Songwriter, Musician. He will be best remembered for his penning and recording of the 1977 chart-topping hit "Undercover Angel". His father was a journalist his mother was a schoolteacher, Alan had an interest in music at an early age and took to the xylophone as an introduction to instruments at the age of six. By the time he reached his teenage years, he was a self-taught pianist. Under the influence of Spike Jones, Jerry Lee Lewis and Little Richard, he formed his first music ensemble at the age of fourteen. While in college, he studied Liberal Arts while music remained a passion. He garnered popularity on the club circuit, landed a record deal with the Dunhill label and even experienced performing on an episode of "The Ed Sullivan Show" in 1965. By the end of the 1960s, he focused fully on songwriting and achieved a Top-40 score with the Bobby Sherman recording "The Drum" (1971). He earned a Top-10 placing with "Rock and Roll Heaven" which became a number 3 hit for The Righteous Brothers in mid 1974. O'Day's penning of "Angie Baby" (1974) earned a number one, gold record for Helen Reddy. He lent his vocals to his "Undercover Angel" and scored a number one, gold record in 1977. During the 1980s, O'Day began an association with legendary puppeteer Jim Henson and co-wrote dozens of songs for the "Muppet Babies" TV series. He died from cancer. (bio by: C.S.) 
 
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Originally Created by: C.S.
Record added: May 18, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 110792714
Alan O'Day
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