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'I Love Rock n Roll' Singer/Songwriter Dies From Covid

 
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Oh my, that is a good song!

RIP Alan Merrill.

‘I Love Rock 'N' Roll’ songwriter Alan Merrill dies of coronavirus; Joan Jett mourns
7:59am ET, March 30th, 2020

Alan Merrill, who penned the anthem "I Love Rock 'N' Roll" that became an era-defining hit for fellow rocker Joan Jett, has died of complications from coronavirus at age 69.

Daughter Laura Merrill announced her father's death on Facebook Sunday, hours after leaving his New York City hospital room.

"The Coronavirus took my father this morning," she wrote. "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 ... By the time I got in the doors to my apartment I received the news that he was gone."...





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Did they do an autopsy, or did they just say that's what he died from?
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A couple things.

How cool would it be to be the guy who wrote 'I Love Rock n Roll'?

Pretty much a one hit wonder, nobody knows who you are, but you wrote one of the great songs about Rock n Roll of all time. Going to concerts, out and about in life, knowing you wrote a song like that, what a trip.
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From his daughters account, it's shows the terrifying swiftness of covid, and the dreadful aftermath in quarantine for many survivors. From the Hill-

Alan Merrill, songwriter behind 'I Love Rock 'N' Roll,' dies at 69 from coronavirus
By Aris Folley - 03/29/20 09:49 PM EDT

Alan Merrill, the former Arrows bandmate who co-wrote and sang "I Love Rock 'N' Roll," died on Sunday at age 69 from the coronavirus, his daughter confirmed.

“The Coronavirus took my father this morning. 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,” his daughter, Laura Merrill, wrote in a Facebook post on Sunday.

“I walked 50 blocks home still with hope in my heart. The city that I knew was empty. I felt I was the only person here and perhaps in many ways I was. By the time I got in the doors to my apartment I received the news that he was gone,” she continued.

She went on to urge others to “stay home” to limit the spread of COVID-19, writing: “If anything can come of this I beg of you to take this seriously. Money doesn’t matter. People are dying.”

“This thing is real … We probably won’t be able to mourn him properly with a funeral. I just lost the greatest love of my life and won’t be able to hug anyone because I’ve been exposed and need to self quarantine for two weeks....alone,” she continued. “I don’t know how to process this.”
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Any other medical conditions?

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03/30/2020 09:37 AM
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Died from something else Im sure.
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RIP.
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R.I.P.

What year was that version?

True Story: I met Joan Jett at the Warwick Hotel in Philadelphia, after she performed at the Spectrum, 1985.

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Looked them up: (50%)

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The Arrows had two 14-week television shows in the UK called Arrows in 1976 and 1977, which were broadcast on Granada Television and produced by Muriel Young. They are the only band to have two weekly TV series and no records released during the run of either series; a result of a conflict between the band's manager Ian Wright of the M.A.M. Agency, and the group's mentor/producer Mickie Most. Each series consisted of 14 shows, 30 minutes in length. There were 28 shows broadcast in total. Their final single, "Once Upon a Time", was released one month before the first show of their first series in 1976. Joan Jett became aware of "I Love Rock 'n' Roll" while on tour with her band the Runaways in England in 1976 and saw the group perform the song on their weekly show.[3]
The band's only US TV appearance was on Don Kirshner's Rock Concert in February 1975.[4] They played their UK hits, "Touch Too Much" and "Toughen Up".
The first manager of The Arrows was Peter Meaden, who had also managed The Who in the early 1960s.[5] He came up with the band's name, which originates from The Who's logo, with the arrow pointing up.
One of Liverpool's most renowned Beatles biographers and editor of 1960s British invasion bible Mersey Beat, Bill Harry wrote his first published book about the Arrows, Arrows : The Official Story, published on Everest books in 1976.
The Arrows founding band members Paul Varley (1952 – 2008)[6] and Jake Hooker (1953 – 2014)[7] and Alan Merrill (d.2020) are sadly all deceased.
Terry Taylor who joined the band in the fall of 1976 for the band's second weekly TV series,[8] is currently with Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings band.[9]
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From his daughters account, it's shows the terrifying swiftness of covid, and the dreadful aftermath in quarantine for many survivors. From the Hill-

Alan Merrill, songwriter behind 'I Love Rock 'N' Roll,' dies at 69 from coronavirus
By Aris Folley - 03/29/20 09:49 PM EDT

Alan Merrill, the former Arrows bandmate who co-wrote and sang "I Love Rock 'N' Roll," died on Sunday at age 69 from the coronavirus, his daughter confirmed.

“The Coronavirus took my father this morning. 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,” his daughter, Laura Merrill, wrote in a Facebook post on Sunday.

I walked 50 blocks home still with hope in my heart. The city that I knew was empty. I felt I was the only person here and perhaps in many ways I was. By the time I got in the doors to my apartment I received the news that he was gone,” she continued.

She went on to urge others to “stay home” to limit the spread of COVID-19, writing: “If anything can come of this I beg of you to take this seriously. Money doesn’t matter. People are dying.”

“This thing is real … We probably won’t be able to mourn him properly with a funeral. I just lost the greatest love of my life and won’t be able to hug anyone because I’ve been exposed and need to self quarantine for two weeks....alone,” she continued. “I don’t know how to process this.”
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What an idiot.
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Interesting interview from Alan Merrill from 1 1/2 years ago, looks healthy to me-





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And another thing!

This band 'Arrow' was a rock trio.

You don't see it very much at all.

Hendrix, Cream, not many others.

You don't need 4 people in a band, or 5, or 6 or more.

3

With great talent you can get by with 3.

'I Love Rock n Roll' sure is a lot of beautiful noise with just 3 members!





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