Alan Merrill

Real Name:
Allan Preston Sachs
Alan Merrill (born February 19, 1951, The Bronx, New York, USA – died March 29, 2020, New York City, New York, USA) was an American vocalist, guitarist, songwriter, actor and model. Merrill was best known as a vocalist and songwriter but also played the guitar, bass guitar, harmonica and keyboards.
His most famous composition is I Love Rock'n Roll which was covered by Joan Jett & The Blackhearts. In 1983, a recording of his song When The Night Comes by Lou Rawls was broadcast from the space shuttle Challenger by the astronaut Guion Bluford, the first African American in space.


L-5002A Alan Merrill - Alone In Tokyo ひとりぼっちの東京 album art Allan Merrill* Alone In Tokyo ひとりぼっちの東京 (Album) Atlantic L-5002A Japan 1971 Sell This Version
CD-7025-Z Alan Merrill - Merrill 1 album art Allan Merrill* Merrill 1 (Album) Mushroom (4), Denon CD-7025-Z Japan 1972 Sell This Version
422-823 577-1 Alan Merrill - Alan Merrill album art Alan Merrill Alan Merrill (Album) Polydor 422-823 577-1 US 1985 Sell This Version
BD-1-77-98 Alan Merrill - Never Pet A Burning Dog album art Alan Merrill Never Pet A Burning Dog(CD, Album) MEC (2) BD-1-77-98 UK, Europe & US 1998 Sell This Version
MEC-14N1 Alan Merrill - A Merrilly Christmas album art Alan Merrill A Merrilly Christmas(CD, Album) MEC (2) MEC-14N1 USA, Canada & UK 2000 Sell This Version
UR 15-00CU Alan Merrill - Cupid Deranged album art Alan Merrill Cupid Deranged (Album) MEC (2) UR 15-00CU US 2002 Sell This Version
Gel009 Alan Merrill - Double Shot Rocks album art Alan Merrill Double Shot Rocks(CD, Album) Geltoob Records Gel009 UK, Europe & US 2003 Sell This Version
805577 Alan Merrill - Aleecat album art Alan Merrill Aleecat(CD, Album) MEC (2) 805577 UK, Europe & US 2004 Sell This Version
GEL 062 Alan Merrill - At The Candy Shop album art Alan Merrill At The Candy Shop(CD, Album) Geltoob Records GEL 062 US 2006 Sell This Version
GEL-0068 Alan Merrill - The Aleecat, Live In Japan album art Alan Merrill The Aleecat, Live In Japan(CD, Album) Geltoob Records GEL-0068 UK, Europe & US 2008 Sell This Version
UR-18-10 Alan Merrill - The Face Of '69 album art Alan Merrill The Face Of '69(CD, Album) MEC (2) UR-18-10 USA, Canada & Europe 2010 Sell This Version
UR-18-11 Alan Merrill - Numbers album art Alan Merrill Numbers(CD, Album) MEC (2) UR-18-11 USA, Canada & Europe 2011 Sell This Version
MEC-MID12-C3 Alan Merrill - Snakes And Ladders album art Alan Merrill Snakes And Ladders(CD, Album) MEC (2) MEC-MID12-C3 UK, Europe & US 2012 Sell This Version
MEC-URD-146V4 Alan Merrill - Songer Singwriter album art Alan Merrill Songer Singwriter(CD, Album) MEC (2) MEC-URD-146V4 USA, Canada & Europe 2013 Sell This Version
MEC-DG21 Alan Merrill - Demo Graphic album art Alan Merrill Demo Graphic(CD, Album) Merrill Entertainment Company MEC-DG21 USA, Canada & UK 2016 Sell This Version
MECo 191924477709 Alan Merrill - On A Blue Avenue album art Alan Merrill On A Blue Avenue(CD, Album) Merrill Entertainment Company MECo 191924477709 USA, Canada & UK 2017 Sell This Version
MECoRZ019 Alan Merrill - Radio Zero album art Alan Merrill Radio Zero(CD, Album) Merrill Entertainment Company MECoRZ019 USA, Canada & Europe 2019 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

CD-145-Z Alan Merrill - Everyday All Night Stand / Ferris Wheel album art Allan Merrill* Everyday All Night Stand / Ferris Wheel(7", Single) Denon, Mushroom (4) CD-145-Z Japan 1971 Sell This Version
L-1014A Alan Merrill - 涙 = Teardrops album art アラン・メリル* = Allan Merrill* アラン・メリル* = Allan Merrill* - 涙 = Teardrops(7", Single) Atlantic L-1014A Japan 1971 Sell This Version
881 941-7 Alan Merrill - Hard Hearted Woman album art Alan Merrill Hard Hearted Woman(7", Single) Polydor 881 941-7 US 1985 Sell This Version
IMD-14-U Alan Merrill - Who Done It? album art Alan Merrill Who Done It?(7", Single) MEC (2) IMD-14-U USA, Canada & Europe 1989 Sell This Version
AC-1-7800 Alan Merrill - Everytime She Comes Around album art Alan Merrill Everytime She Comes Around(CD, Single) MEC (2) AC-1-7800 UK, Europe & US 2004 Sell This Version
FB-072 Alan Merrill - Sands Of Time album art Alan Merrill Sands Of Time(CD, Single) MEC (2) FB-072 USA, Canada & Europe 2005 Sell This Version
none Alan Merrill - I Love Rock N Roll album art Alan Merrill I Love Rock N Roll(6xFile, AAC, EP, Single, 256) MEC (2) none Austria 2007
Gel0062 Alan Merrill - Hard Road album art Alan Merrill Hard Road(CD, EP) Geltoob Records Gel0062 USA, Canada & Europe 2008 Sell This Version


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May 1, 2016
Alan Merrill is just about the best kept secret in Rock Music, and yet he has played alongside the best and lived an extraordinary life. An excellent guitarist, world-class songwriter and mindblowingly great vocalist, it's crazy that he is not so well known as he should be.. Writer and originator of the song "I Love Rock n Roll" seven years before Joan Jett had a hit cover version of it, he has also written other songs covered by Rick Derringer, Lou Rawls and more. There are now numberless covers of I Love Rock N Roll, but in my opinion Alan Merrill does it best. Still writing, recording and performing 50 years on from his Greenwich Village debut, music is still his joy and raison d'etre. Check him out on Facebook and at

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