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Today: Del Shannon passed away in 1990 – 23 years ago

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I always want to run away from A to B, and then I get to B and I wanna go back to A. I think everybody wants to run away.
~Del Shannon

One of the best and most original rockers of the early ’60s, Del Shannon was also one of the least typical. Although classified at times as a teen idol, he favored brooding themes of abandonment, loss, and rejection.
~Richie Unterberger (allmusic.com)

Del Shannon’s induction in the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame

Runaway:

From Wikipedia

Birth name Charles Weedon Westover
Also known as Charlie Johnson
Born December 30, 1934
Grand Rapids, Michigan, U.S.
Died February 8, 1990 (aged 55)
Santa Clarita, California, U.S.
Genres Rock, country music
Occupations Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active 1958–90
Labels Bigtop, Twirl, Berlee, Amy, Liberty, Dunhill, United Artists,Island, Elektra, Silvertone
Website Official website

Charles Weedon Westover (December 30, 1934 – February 8, 1990), known professionally as Del Shannon, was an American rock and roll singer-songwriter who had a No. 1 hit, “Runaway”, in 1961.

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Keep Searchin’ (We’ll Follow the Sun) – live 1965

Album of the day

Greatest Hits (2010)

del shannon greatest hits

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