Alan Merrill, covers the Bert Russell - Wes Farrell classic song "Hang On Sloopy" originally a hit by The Vibrations as "My Girl Sloopy" in 1964. The McCoys took it to number one in 1965 featuring a young Rick Derringer on lead vocals. Many years later Alan Merrill toured with Derringer's band and recorded several live released versions of this song with the group. Not one to waste learning a song, Alan Merrill recorded it on his "The Face Of 69" album released in 2010. Merrill is playing all the instruments and singing all the parts on this recording. The song was named for Dorothy Sloop, a singer known simply as Sloopy. It's the Ohio State song.