Alan O’Day Dies: “Undercover Angel” Singer Was 72

By: Amanda Crum - May 19, 2013

Alan O’Day, a singer/songwriter who penned several hits for others before finding his own success, has died from complications of cancer. He was 72 years old.

O’Day wrote successful songs for artists like The Righteous Brothers, Cher, and Helen Reddy in the early ’70s before finding his own fanbase with “Undercover Angel” in 1974. Later, he wrote songs for popular television shows, such as the children’s cartoon “The Muppet Babies”.

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

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  • http://www.angelduststudios.com Bill Jeralds

    I wanted to share a song that Alan wrote for me before his passing. I create wood sculptured Angels and gifted one to Alan, in return, he crafted this beautiful song about my life and my miracle. I hope you enjoy it and share it with others. Alan was a good friend and a talented man. I will miss his kindness. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aESN2u7ldbo