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Alan  Merrill

Alan Merrill

by Legacy News

New York, New YorkUSA

Died March 29, 2020

Age 69

Alan Merrill was the co-writer of the hit rock and roll anthem “I Love Rock N’ Roll.” Merrill was the lead vocalist and bassist for the glam rock band the Arrows in the 1970s. 


He co-wrote “I Love Rock N’ Roll” with guitarist Jake Hooker. Merrill thought the song would be a big hit for the band but it did not happen. Joan Jett had seen the Arrows perform the song on TV in England while touring with the Runaways and recorded her hit version in 1982. Merril continued to perform after the Arrows broke up and he was a member of singer Meat Loaf’s band in the 1980s.

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