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I'd mentioned that Alan Merrill sang his own version of the song Daydream Believer.

But one of my readers points out that it was one of Merrill's own songs that became pretty famous — and was covered by Joan Jett.

"He was the lead singer (and he also wrote the first version of) 'I Love Rock and Roll' with his band The Arrows in 1975," reads the email. "Joan Jett and Britney Spears later covered it."

"The Arrows" even had their own weekly TV show in England for two years -- "The Arrows Show."

I originally wrote that "Merrill played in several bands in Greenwich Village before he became a Japanese TV host and soap opera actor, and also recorded with Rick Derringer and Meatloaf..."