Alan O'Day

Alan O'Day began his musical career in a band called The Shoves which he formed when he was at school. In 1965 O'Day became part of the musical comedy trio Alan & Bob & Denny and featured on The Ed Sullivan Show as back-up singers for Virginia O'Brien. In 1971 O'Day penned a song called The Drum which was recorded by Bobby Sherman. This song made the industry take notice of his songwriting skills and three more hits followed: Angie Baby recorded by Helen Reddy, Rock And Roll Heaven sung by The Righteous Brothers and Train Of Thought which was performed by Cher. Caress Me Pretty Music was O'Day's debut solo album released in 1973. After the album failed to achieve the desired commercial success, O'Day signed to Warner Bros. as a performing composer and focused his time on songwriting. He released Undercover Angel in 1977 which gave him a number one in the U.S. selling more than two million copies. In 1983 O'Day teamed up with fellow composer Janis Liebhart and the duo began writing music for Jim Henson's children's television show Muppet Babies. O'Day passed away in May 2013 at the age of 72.

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