26 January 2021,   09:50
Alan Merrill, I Love Rock “N” Roll songwriter dies of coronavirus

The co-writer and original singer of I Love Rock “N” Roll, Alan Merrill, has died after contracting coronavirus.

His daughter Laura shared the news, saying the 69-year-old had been healthy enough to play shows a few weeks ago.

I Love Rock “N” Roll became a global hit for Joan Jett in 1982 and has been covered by artists ranging from Britney Spears to Weird Al Yankovic.