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Odia Coates
Odia Coates.jpg
Background information
Born (1941-11-13)November 13, 1941
Vicksburg, Mississippi
Died May 19, 1991(1991-05-19) (aged 49)
Occupation(s) 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 dance floors in an 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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12 news items

 
ABC Online (blog)
Tue, 24 Jun 2014 01:18:19 -0700

Hating cheesy love songs can almost be a sport, but every person has a guilty pleasure or two for which they crank the radio right up. Dom Knight features these songs on his Wheel of Cheese segment on Evenings, which airs at 7PM on weekdays.
 
Niagara Frontier Publications
Tue, 21 Jan 2014 12:24:12 -0800

After a string of Las Vegas shows throughout the remainder of the 1960s, he teamed up with Odia Coates in 1974 on the No. 1 duet, "(You're) Having My Baby." Throughout his career, Anka also achieved much success writing songs for other legendary ...

Yahoo! Music (blog)

Yahoo! Music (blog)
Tue, 06 Aug 2013 18:56:51 -0700

18) (You're) Having My Baby -- Paul Anka and Odia Coates (1974): Though the song frequently shows up these days on those "Worst Songs of All-Time" lists alongside Starship's "We Built This City," there were three weeks at the end of the summer of 1974 ...

Houston Press (blog)

Houston Press (blog)
Tue, 09 Apr 2013 05:07:02 -0700

Currently celebrating his 55th year in show business with this autobiography and the new CD Duets -- which finds him singing with artists like Celine Dion, Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, and (through the magic of tape) Michael Jackson and Frank Sinatra ...
 
Plain Dealer (blog)
Fri, 06 Jul 2012 14:12:56 -0700

"(You're) Having My Baby," Paul Anka and Odia Coates. • "The Night Chicago Died," Paper Lace. • "The Streak," Ray Stevens. • "Billy Don't Be a Hero," Bo Donaldson and the Heywoods. • "Hooked on a Feeling," Blue Swede. THIS is rock 'n' roll?
 
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Sun, 06 Jan 2013 16:00:00 -0800

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Billboard
Wed, 09 Mar 2011 10:31:29 -0800

"(You're) Having My Baby," Paul Anka with Odia Coates, 1974. Later changed to the more politically correct "Having Our Baby," Anka told Scott that the song was simply a joyous ode to his wife and their four daughters. Its lyrics, however, created much ...
 
Popdust
Tue, 20 Sep 2011 12:07:25 -0700

Glee season three starts tonight, promising a school year comprised of fewer guest stars, less Trouty Mouth and plenty of slushies. In anticipation for the songs we'll hear in a matter of hours—minus one, for those who can't wait—we've been mulling ...
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