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'Undercover Angel' singer Alan O'Day dies

WENN

Singer/songwriter Alan O'Day, best known for the 1977 hit "Undercover Angel," has lost his battle with brain cancer at the age of 72.

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O'Day was surrounded by loved ones when he passed away at his home in Westwood, California, on Friday.

In addition to "Undercover Angel," he also wrote pop tracks for acts including the Righteous Brothers and Cher.

A statement from bosses at 1st Phase Records to Reuters reads, "Alan continued to write and perform until his last days. Alan was a generous man who gave his heart and soul to the music industry."

O'Day's songs have been performed by a number of artists including Tom Jones, Dusty Springfield, Three Dog Night and Paul Anka. He is survived by his wife, Yuka.

18Comments
May 23, 2013 5:30PM
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RIP Alan.  I used to love "Undercover Angel" when I was little.  I still have the 45 in a box in my attic.
May 20, 2013 3:58PM
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RIP Alan, Thanks for that song I enjoyed it and memories of my youth listening to it.  

May 20, 2013 2:09PM
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Undercover Angel was not exactly a fav, but it was certainly catchy and nostalgic.  RIP Alan.

Trying to figure out what song(s) he wrote for Three Dog Night.  Does anybody know?

May 20, 2013 7:16AM
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There should've been room to mention: That Righteous Brothers hit was "Rock 'N' Roll Heaven" and 'O Day joined Helen Reddy onstage just last year to perform "Angie Baby," another song by him that she made into a huge hit.  Check it out on YouTube while you can.

May 20, 2013 2:12AM
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Dumb, f**king, brainless, 70's pop. Thank goodness Van Halen came out the next year ('78) and blew that crap (along with disco) out of the water..!!
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