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Alan Merrill (born Allan Preston Sachs; February 19, 1951 – March 29, 2020) was an American singer, guitarist, songwriter, actor and model. In the early 1970s, he became was the first westerner to become a pop star in Japan. He was the lead singer of the first ever released version and writer of the song "I Love Rock 'n' Roll" by the Arrows in 1975.
- Alan Merrill, ‘I Love Rock ‘N Roll’ Writer, Dies at 69. March 29, 2020. https://bestclassicbands.com/alan-merrill-i-love-rock-n-roll-arrows-obituary-3-29-20/. Retrieved March 29, 2020.