Author rock-hit I Love Rock 'n' Roll died of coronavirus

According to Laura, a couple of weeks ago, my father told her that he was sick. In conversation with the daughter he tried not to give it much importance, telling her that he had a common cold. Sunday, March 29, in the morning Alan Merrill died.

“the Coronavirus took my dad this morning. I was given 2 minutes to say goodbye before you take me,” wrote Laura in Facebook.

the Daughter of a musician added that at the funeral of his father, obviously, already can’t come because had to be held in quarantine for two weeks. She urged all to accept the pandemic COVID-19 seriously and stay home. According to her

“Please observe safety. No one has immunity to it (the coronavirus. – ed.) and it’s very real”, – concluded his message to Laura.

Alan Merrill was known as the lead singer and bass guitarist of the British pop-rock band Arrows. In 1975 the collective published the song I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll, which Merrill wrote together with guitarist Jake hooker. Later other artists repeatedly perivale this composition. In 1982, a cover she recorded the singer Joan Jett, and then the song became a worldwide hit.

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