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Alan Merrill
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    (February 19, 1951-March 29, 2020)
    Born in New York
    Birth name was Allan Preston Sachs
    Frontman for The Arrows (1974-77)
    Recorded the solo albums 'Alan Merrill (1983),' 'Never Pet A Burning Dog (1998),' 'Cupid Deranged (2002),' 'A Merrilly Christmas (2001),' 'Double Shot Rocks (2003),' 'Aleecat (2004),' 'At The Candy Shop (2006),' and 'Rive Gauche (2007)'
    Wrote and sang the hit single 'I Love Rock 'n' Roll' (1975)
    His nicknames included 'Alley Cat' and 'Aleecat.'
    His band recorded only one album due to executive meddling.
    They made British Rock history as the first band with back-to-back television specials to release no new recordings during that timespan (they disbanded shortly afterward).
    He was of Ashkenazi Jewish and Croatian heritage.
    He was a Japanese pop star before entering the British market.
    He was the first foreign artist to break into the Japan rock scene successfully.
    The Arrows made the BBC Top Ten charts within six months of his arrival and forming the group.
    'I Love Rock 'n' Roll' became a signature hit for Joan Jett (her cover of the song topped the Billboard Hot 100).
    He was versatile in that he not only sang and wrote his own songs but also played harmonica, keyboards, and two forms of the guitar.
    He was the last surviving member of The Arrows.

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