The Songwriter Who Wrote ‘I Love Rock N Roll’ Has Sadly Died

For some, they may not recognize the name Alan Merrill. But it’s because of his talents that we have the Classic Hit, ‘I Love Rock N Roll’. Sad to report that Alan has died at 69 years of age of the coronavirus. He co-wrote the song back in the 70’s with a band he played with called The Arrows. In addition to being a gifted musician and songwriter, Alan also was a model and actor. Joan Jett’s version of ‘I Love Rock N Roll’ made it to the top of the charts back in 1982. This is extremely sad news for Alan’s family, friends, and the Rock N Roll community. Our thoughts and prayers are with them all~

 (source Ultimate Classic Rock.com via Facebook)