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Its success led to the band getting a weekly ITV series, with musical guests including Marc Bolan, Slade and The Bay City Rollers - and that was where US singer Joan Jett first heard, and fell in love with, I Love Rock 'N' Roll. Alan Merrill, who was born Allan Preston Sachs in New York, had a long and varied career as a musician. 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