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- The American vocalist & Co-writer Alan Merrill has died after contracting coronavirus.
- His daughter Laura shared the news, said that he had been healthy enough to play shows a few weeks ago.
- “The Coronavirus took my father this morning. I was given 2 minutes to say my goodbyes before I was rushed out.” She said.
- Merrill’s song “I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll” became a global hit for Joan Jett in 1982.
- The song went on to be an album title track and A-side single with the Blackhearts that was the U.S. No. 1 for seven weeks.
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The American vocalist & Co-writer Alan Merrill has died after contracting coronavirus. His daughter Laura shared the news, said that he had been healthy enough to play shows a few weeks ago.
Laura said, “I’ve been trying to sleep but I can’t. I woke up normally yesterday with the world at my feet and now today I lay here empty. I’ve always been very open here on social media because I believe sharing your experiences both good and bad can be healing, not just to myself but others.”
“The Coronavirus took my father this morning,” She continued, “I was given 2 minutes to say my goodbyes before I was rushed out. He seemed peaceful and as I left there was still a glimmer of hope that he wouldn’t be a ticker on the right-hand side of the CNN/Fox news screen.”
Alan Merrill Songwriter Dies Of COVID-19
Alan Merrill was an American vocalist, guitarist, songwriter, actor and model. In the early 1970s, Merrill was the first Westerner to achieve pop star status in Japan. He was the co-writer of, and lead singer on, the first released version of the song “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll”, which was recorded by the Arrows in 1975.
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