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Odia Coates
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Background information
Born (1941-11-13)November 13, 1941
Vicksburg, Mississippi
Died May 19, 1991(1991-05-19) (aged 49)
Occupations Singer
Associated acts Paul Anka

Odia Coates (November 13, 1941 – May 19, 1991) was an American singer, best known for her high-profile hits with Canadian singer-songwriter Paul Anka.

Early life[edit]

The daughter of an evangelical minister, Odia Coates was born in Vicksburg, Mississippi but as a young girl her family moved to Watts, California. From an early age, she sang in her church choir and eventually became a member of the Northern California State Youth Choir, co-founded by Edwin Hawkins.

Work with Paul Anka[edit]

Coates is best remembered for her duet with Paul Anka, "(You're) Having My Baby", that went to No. 1 on the Hot 100 on 24 August - 7 September 1974. The two recorded several more Top 10 & Top 20 hits, including 1974's "One Man Woman/One Woman Man" and 1975's "I Don't Like To Sleep Alone" and "(I Believe) There's Nothing Stronger Than Our Love". Coates also recorded "Make It Up To Me in Love", a sequel to "One Man Woman/One Woman Man", with Anka in 1977, a big hit (and still popular today) on disco dancefloor's in the extended version by producer Tom Moulton.

Solo work[edit]

She had minor success as a solo artist with the Anka-penned track "You Come And You Go" and a cover of the Electric Light Orchestra song Showdown.

Death[edit]

Odia Coates died from breast cancer in 1991, aged 49.





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ODIA COATES - YOU COME AND YOU GO - 1975

ODIA COATES - You Come And You Go - written by Paul Anka - produced by Rick Hall - Taken from her Self Titled LP - ODIA COATES - 1975 United Artists Music. I...

You're Having My Baby Paul Anka and Odia Coates

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Odia Coates - Showdown

1975 United Artists Records. Paul Anka Productions. A Fame production. Cat# UA-LA228-G-0698.

Odia Coates - The Woman's Song

(YOU'RE) HAVING MY BABY - PAUL ANKA - (DUET WITH ODIA COATES) - (1974)

Paul Albert Anka, OC (born July 30, 1941) is a Canadian-American singer, songwriter, and actor. Anka became famous in the late 1950s and 1960s with hit songs...

Paul Anka ft. Odia Coates- There's Nothing Stronger Than Our Love

A beautiful song and a Tribute to Paul Anka and his ex wife Anne Anka. They were a very nice couple and they had a wonderful family together..... Artist: Pau...

"1974" "One Man Woman, One Woman Man", Paul Anka with Odia Coates (Vinyl / HD)

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Odia Coates - Leave Me In The Morning With lyrics (on the screen) [HQ]

Odia Coates - You Come And You Go

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Paul Anka - Make It Up To Me In Love (With Odia Coates)

A great disco classic hit.

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1 news items

 
Hamilton Spectator
Thu, 14 Aug 2014 04:23:33 -0700

•In 1974, (You're) Having My Baby, Paul Anka's controversial duet with Odia Coates, was awarded a gold record. It was Anka's first No. 1 record since 1959. Feminists objected to the word "my," saying it should have been "our" baby. •In 1985, Michael ...
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