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Alan Merrill: I Love Rock 'N' Roll songwriter dies of coronavirus

BBC News Monday, 30 March 2020
Alan Merrill co-wrote and sang the glam rock classic before Joan Jett made it famous.
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News video: Rock Star Alan Merrill Of 'I Love Rock 'n' Roll' Fame Dies After Covid-19 Diagnosis

Rock Star Alan Merrill Of 'I Love Rock 'n' Roll' Fame Dies After Covid-19 Diagnosis 00:32

Musician, Alan Merrill, who wrote and recorded the original version of "I Love Rock 'n' Roll," died on Sunday. According to CNN, the 69-year old rock star died in New York after being diagnosed with coronavirus. Merrill enjoyed fame in Japan in the 1970s and wrote and recorded the anthem "I Love Rock...

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