ALAN MERRILL - I LOVE ROCK N ROLL
The Arrows I Love Rock N Roll video from 1975, featuring Alan Merrill

Photo courtesy of Melody Maker

- THE FIRST VERSION OF ONE OF ROCK'S MOST CLASSIC SONGS!

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    - Alan Merrill is the singer and songwriter of the first recorded and released version of one of rock music's greatest and most instantly recognizable songs, "I love rock n roll." Not just a career rock musician, he is also a gifted short story writer. Merrill is a bona fide eccentric in the true tradition of a small list of interesting, odd, and unsung pop culture artists across rock music's history. If you doubt this, go and read his journal entries on the forum section of his official website. You'll learn much about this unique artist. It's enlightening. (Link below)

    The incisive and stimulating rants of Alan Merrill. Essential rock 'n roll reading.

    - More information on the song's evolution - from the first release to the many subsequent cover versions -

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    The I Love Rock N Roll Story. A website by Miss Cerise Summers

    ~(editor's note: We love this site, and recommend the Rogues Gallery section.)~

    - The Performance - 1975-

    Photos courtesy of Melody Maker

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Above photo- Alan Merrill performing "I Love Rock N Roll" - The Rainbow Theater London. 1975

-------- I Love Rock N' Roll Lyrics

I Love Rock 'N Roll

(A. Merrill/J. Hooker)

I saw her dancin' there by the record machine
I knew she must have been about seventeen
The beat was goin' strong
Playin' my favorite song
An' I could tell it wouldn't be long
Till she was with me, yeah me
An' I could tell it wouldn't be long
Till she was with me, yeah me, singin'

I love rock 'n roll
So put another dime in the jukebox, baby
I love rock 'n roll
So come on take your time and dance with me

She smiled so I got up and asked for her name
That don't matter, she said,
'Cos it's all the same

I said can I take you home
where we can be alone

Next we were movin' on
And she was with me, yeah me

Next we were movin' on
And she was with me, yeah me, singin'

I love rock 'n roll
So put another dime in the jukebox, baby
I love rock 'n roll
So come on take your time and dance with me - (guitar solo) -

I said can I take you home
Where we can be alone
Next we were moviní on
And she was with me And we were moviní on and
And singin' that same old song
Yeah with me, singin'
I love rock 'n roll
so put another dime in the jukebox baby
I love rock 'n roll
So come on take your time and dance with me

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Alan Merrill and The Arrows 1975 montage - "I Love Rock N Roll"

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The Arrows initial 1975 a-side "Broken Down Heart" - before the record was flipped a month later

The 45 rpm vinyl single "I Love Rock N Roll" is flipped to a-side status after 1 month as a b-side

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Arrows "I Love Rock N Roll" as released in Belgium 1975

- ALAN MERRILL PERFORMS "I LOVE ROCK N ROLL" IN LONDON, NOV. 2011!

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- This page updated March 14th, 2013 - The 38th anniversary of the Arrows first release of the classic song!

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Please read this story and more, all written by Alan Merrill!

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