Alan Merrill, 'I Love Rock 'n' Roll' songwriter dies of COVID-19

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The news was shared by his daughter, Laura Merril, on her Facebook page

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I've just learned of the awful news that Alan Merrill has passed. My thoughts and love go to his family, friends and music community as a whole. I can still remember watching the Arrows on TV in London and being blown away by the song that screamed hit to me. With deep gratitude and sadness, wishing him a safe journey to the other side 🖤

 
 
 

 

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I've just learned of the awful news that Alan Merrill has passed. My thoughts and love go to his family, friends and music community as a whole. I can still remember watching the Arrows on TV in London and being blown away by the song that screamed hit to me. With deep gratitude and sadness, wishing him a safe journey to the other side 🖤

 
 
 

 

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I've just learned of the awful news that Alan Merrill has passed. My thoughts and love go to his family, friends and music community as a whole. I can still remember watching the Arrows on TV in London and being blown away by the song that screamed hit to me. With deep gratitude and sadness, wishing him a safe journey to the other side 🖤

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I've just learned of the awful news that Alan Merrill has passed. My thoughts and love go to his family, friends and music community as a whole. I can still remember watching the Arrows on TV in London and being blown away by the song that screamed hit to me. With deep gratitude and sadness, wishing him a safe journey to the other side 🖤

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New Delhi: Musician Alan Merrill, co-writer and singer of the original version of 'I Love Rock 'n' Roll," died on Sunday of complications from coronavirus, at the age of 69.

The news was shared by his daughter, Laura Merril, on her Facebook page.

The late musician was a member of the band 'The Arrows.' Reportedly, it was while in the band, he wrote the song 'I Love Rock 'n' Roll' which the band released in 1975.

American singer-songwriter Joan Jett, upon hearing of Merrill's demise, took to Instagram to pen a heartfelt note.

In the music industry, apart from Merrill, coronavirus claimed the life of Grammy-winning country music legend Joe Diffie on Sunday. He was 61.

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