Arrows were an English American band based in London, England. The group, which formed in 1974 and disbanded in 1977, included singer/bassist Alan Merrill, guitarist Jake Hooker and drummer Paul Varley. They had top 30 chart hit singles in 1974 and 1975 with "Touch Too Much", "My Last Night With You" and "I Love Rock 'n' Roll," all produced by Mickie Most on RAK Records. "I Love Rock 'n' Roll" was later covered by Joan Jett in 1981and Britney Spears in 2002.
The Arrows had two fourteen week television shows called Arrows in 1976 and 1977 on Granada Television, produced by Muriel Young. They are the only band to have two weekly TV series and no records released during the run of either series, a result of a conflict between the band and Mickie Most. Each series consisted of fourteen shows, 30 minutes in length. There were twenty eight shows broadcast in total. Their final single, "Once Upon A Time", was released two months before the first show of their first series in 1976.
The first manager of the Arrows was Peter Meaden, who had also managed The Who in the early 1960s. He came up with the band's name, which originates from The Who's logo, with the arrow pointing up.