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When we first spoke with Alan O'day he shared with us the fact that he was a five time cancer survivor. If Alan hadn't shared this fact with us, you would never had known it. Alan was an incredible songwriter, fun performer and all around just a great guy. Unfortunately, two weeks ago, cancer finally took its toll on Alan and he passed away, becoming a member of Rock n Roll heaven.
I want to thank Janis Liebhart for introducing Alan to me and my show, I am so fortunate to have been able to spend the short amount of time interviewing Alan and speaking with him on the phone. Even though this show and format isn't big time, to Alan it was as important and his zeal and enthusiasm was awesome! He felt it important to share industry information with as many people as he could and he was so excited about where he was in his career and that excitement rubbed off.
I want to send out prayers and condolences to Alan's family and huge circle of friends, we will all miss him and not forget him.
with an encore presentation of his interview.
RIP Alan O'Day.
Joining us this week is Alan O'Day. Alan is best known for the hit song "Undercover Angel" which he wrote and recorded, the song was a #1 hit in 1977 charting at #4 for the year. He also wrote the hit song "Angie Baby" recorded by Helen Reddy. Beyond that he has written hundreds of songs including songs for Jim Henson and National Geographic TV. Alan has had a long and prosperous career in the music industry, don't miss this interview if you are interested in learning more about the business of performing and song writing.
It's good to talk.