Alan Merrill Bio – Wiki
The Arrows frontman Alan Merrill was an American vocalist, guitarist, songwriter, actor and model. He was best known for the I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll, which he wrote and originally performed. Merrill has died on Sunday at the age of 69 from the consequences of the coronavirus, his daughter announced on Facebook.
|Birth Date||February 19, 1951|
|Birth Place||The Bronx, New York, United States|
|Death Date||March 29, 2020|
|Profession||vocalist, guitarist, songwriter, actor|
|Movies||Reagitator: Revenge of the Parody|
|Music groups||Arrows, Vodka Collins, Runner (Since 1978)|
|Albums||Merrill 1, Aleecat, Radio Zero, Cupid Deranged|
|Net Worth||Update Soon|
Alan Merrill Age
He has died at the age of 69.
Alan Merrill with Ilona daughter of Arrows drummer Paul Varley and June Bolan. In The Green Room of the BBC after filming the TV show Nevermind the Buzzcocks 9-24-02.
Alan Merrill Wife, Children
He was married to Cathee Dahmen.
Earlier Life, Career
Merrill was born in New York in 1951 to two jazz musicians. From the age of nine to thirteen, he attended a boarding school in Switzerland.
At the age of fourteen, Merrill started his music career as part of the band The Kaleidoscope. In 1968, the singer-songwriter continued his career in Japan with the band The Lead.
Merrill’s greatest success came in 1975 when, now living in London, he released the band I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll with the band Arrows. The song itself only became a big hit in the performance by Joan Jett in 1981, but Arrows got its own television show that was shown at Granada ITV for two years thanks to this song.
Merrill also later remained active as a musician. In 2019, he released the self-written song Your Love Song around Valentine’s Day.
In 1982, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts scored a #1 single with their version, which remained at the top of the U.S. chart for seven weeks.
Merrill lived in New York City. His current band, the Alan Merrill Extravaganza, were performing concerts in the NYC area as recently as this month.
In 1979, Jett recorded the song with two of the Sex Pistols, Steve Jones and Paul Cook, and released it as the B-side of a single.
Two years later, her new band, the Blackhearts, recorded the song with producers Kenny Laguna and Ritchie Cordell for her 1981 album, I Love Rock ‘N Roll. The classic rock single was released in January 1982 and ultimately reached #1, where it stayed for seven weeks.
When the new wave of punk rock swept the U.K. in ’77, the Arrows became suddenly unfashionable and disbanded. Merrill returned to the U.S. and formed the band Runner with British musicians Steve Gould (Rare Bird) on guitar, Mick Feat (Van Morrison Band) on bass, and Dave Dowle (Whitesnake) on drums. They recorded an album titled “Runner” for Island Records in 1978. The group broke up in 1980.
In 1980-83, Merrill toured and recorded with Rick Derringer. Merrill married the model, Cathee Dahmen, in the late 1970s, and together they had two children. Dahmen died in 1997.
Alan Merrill Net Worth
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Death Cause (COVID-19)
Alan Merrill died on March 29, 2020, from complications related to coronavirus (COVID-19). He has died at the age of 69. his daughter Ilona announced on Facebook.