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.
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
|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|
|Labels||Bigtop, Twirl, Berlee, Amy, Liberty, Dunhill, United Artists,Island, Elektra, Silvertone|
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.
Keep Searchin’ (We’ll Follow the Sun) – live 1965
Greatest Hits (2010)